PSYC 138A. Seminar in Clinical Psychology: The Role of Context
This course examines the role of context in both the development and treatment of psychopathology. We consider questions regarding the interplay of biology, development, and social/cultural context as we seek to understand the genesis of different psychological disorders, and the forces that maintain, exacerbate, and ameliorate them. Within this framework, we examine how the subjective experience of illness and of the therapeutic relationship affect treatment outcome, how an ecological perspective has informed empirically supported and alternative treatments for a wide variety of psychological disorders, and several current controversies in the theory and practice of clinical psychology.
Students may only use one clinical seminar, either PSYC 138A or PSYC 138B as an honors preparation.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 and PSYC 038 or permission of the instructor.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://swarthmore.edu/psychology
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