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Course Descriptions

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

CLI PH522—
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

(2 credits)

This course overviews the field of neuropsychology for the clinical psychologist. Participants will develop an introductory familiarity with functional neuroanatomy, neuropsychological contributions to personality and selected psychiatric disorders, selected neurobehavioral disorders, learning disabilities, normal aging and dementia. The overarching goal is the development of critical thinking skills pertaining to the interaction of cognition, emotion, and behavior. Objectives include the development of the ability to: 1) critically read neurobehavioral literature; 2) conceptualize human functioning from a brain – behavior perspective; and 3) tailor psychological interventions to neuropsychological status.

Updated 2/18/11

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