Spring 2020 - PSYC 391 D500
Selected Topics in Psychology (3)
Class Number: 8295
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 17, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.
Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of issues relating to intimate partner viol
ence (IPV) and stalking. The course assumes that students have taken introductory classes in abnor
mal psychology and/or classes in forensic psychology/criminology.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The primary objectives of this course include providing a foundational knowledge in the area of intima
te partner violence and stalking (including defining these types of violence, theories, and etiologies), r
elevant scientific research, and clinical issues pertaining to risk assessment and management of thes
e particular types of violence.
- Mid-Term Exam: 30%
- Writing Assignments: 40%
- Final Exam: 30%
Theories & Etiologies of Intimate Partner Violence, Risk Assessment, Management Issues, & Treatm
ent in IPV, Victim Safety Planning & Intimate Partner Homicide, Issues in Policing, Special Considerat
ions in IPV, Nature, Prevalence, & Victim Impact of Stalking, Etiologies & Typologies of Stalking, Risk
Assessment and Management Issues, Treatment of Stalking Offenders
There is no required text. Copies of weekly readings will be provided through the course Canvas website.
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