PSYC 2313


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Course No. and Title: PSYC 2313 Foundations of Clinical Psychology
Credit Value: Three (3) credit hours
Course Description:

An introduction to the main theories, research approaches, and intervention perspectives of clinical psychology. Topics dealt with include professional issues in clinical psychology, concepts and history of abnormality, assessment and diagnosis of psychological disorders, and modes of psychotherapy. This course is intended to expose the student to the basic concepts, theories, and issues in psychopathology and psychotherapy for more advanced courses in the clinical domain.


Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor.

Course Author:

Diane LaChapelle, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, UNB

Course Features:

Course content is delivered through Desire 2 Learn and the assigned textbook. For each chapter of the textbook that is covered students will have access to lecture notes and supplemental web links.

Course Format:

Material for this course is presented in five discrete sections. Within each section students will have access to Lecture Notes and recommended web links related to the associated textbook chapters. Please read the Course Schedule for a detailed outline of which chapters and what information is covered within each Section. You can use this Course Schedule as a check off list to keep track of your progress.

Course Texts:

Nelson Education (2011). Clinical psychology (Custom Publication – 4th Ed). Psyc 2313 – University of New Brunswick. Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Bell, J. (2007). Rewind, replay, repeat: A memoir of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Center City, MN: Hazelden.

Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:

Assignments & Examinations:
Midterm Examination (multiple choice and short answer) 32%
Final Online Examination (multiple choice and short answer) 32%
Book Report 16%
Quizzes (multiple choice) 20%
Total Marks 100%

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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Apply Now!
If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.