Spring 2024 - PSYC 441 D100

Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology (4)

Suicide, Self-Harm & Trauma

Class Number: 6060

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Rajan Hayre
    rhayre@sfu.ca
    Office: Zoom
    Office Hours: TBD
  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 241, and 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

Pre-requisites for this specific advanced topics include:  PSYC 300W & PSYC 371, and a CGPA of 3.5 or higher.

This advanced seminar course delves into the intricate world of clinical psychology, exploring society through a trauma-informed lens. The course takes a critical-thinking approach to examine various mediums and settings, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of how trauma is understood, misinterpreted, and impacts different aspects of society. Topics include forensic psychology, media portrayals, social media dynamics, substance use, marginalized populations, intergenerational trauma, self-harm, and suicide, among others. Through discussions, extensive readings, and thought-provoking analysis, students will develop a deep appreciation for the complexities of trauma in our modern world.

Grading

  • Discussion Lead: 15%
  • Participation: 25%
  • Writing Assignments: 60%

NOTES:

More information regarding the course will be provided on the first day of class!

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

No Textbook Required
All readings will be journal articles or select chapters. Journal article citations will be provided and students are expected to find the articles (they will be easily accessible). I will provide all articles that are not easily accessible, and chapter readings.

REQUIRED READING:

There is no required textbook for this course. All readings will be journal articles or select chapters.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html