Fall 2023 - PSYC 379 D100
Clinical Forensic Psychology (3)
Class Number: 2499
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2023
Mon, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Office: RCB 7206
Office Hours: Mondays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 268. PSYC 241 is recommended.
Clinical approaches to the understanding of behaviour in criminal and civil forensic settings. Topics related to the assessment, treatment, and management of people suffering from mental disorder.
This course will provide an overview of the theory, research, and practice that informs clinical-forensic psychology and its subfields. Topics will include psychological theories of violence and crime, violence risk assessment, mental disorder and offending, and psychological treatments for offending.
- Written Assignment: 30%
- Midterm Exam: 35%
- Final Exam: 35%
There is no textbook required for this course. All required readings will be provided to students.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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