PSYC 856: Diversity, History and Clinical Psychology

PSYC 856-001: Diversity, Hist & Clin Psych
(Fall 2021)

01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T

10340 Democracy Lane 203B

Section Information for Fall 2021

We live in a diverse society in an increasingly interconnected world. As clinical psychologists at the beginning of your training, you have the opportunity to set a trajectory to engage in that landscape thoughtfully, ethically, intentionally, and in a way that promotes justice. This class will equip students with the foundational knowledge, awareness and skills to navigate that trajectory through your training and beyond. Beginning this process thoughtfully includes awareness of the influence of history: Both our own histories and the history of the field are important context. The class will build awareness of the ways in which social identity influences our perceptions and interactions, including all of our roles as psychologists, and the ways in which the field has both perpetuated oppression and interrupted injustice in its distant and recent history. Students will complete the semester with concrete plans to grow their capacity to engage with our diverse society thoughtfully and intentionally.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

In all of their roles, clinical psychologists have the potential to engage with diverse populations thoughtfully, ethically, intentionally, and in a way that promotes justice. This class equips students with the foundational knowledge, awareness and skills to reach this goal. The class builds awareness of the ways in which social identity influences our perceptions, interactions, and professional endeavors, and introduces students to the ways in which psychology has both perpetuated oppression and interrupted injustice in its distant and recent history. Students end the semester with training goals for growing their capacity to engage with our diverse society thoughtfully and intentionally. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy or Graduate.

Students in a Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate or Non-Degree Undergraduate degrees may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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