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PSY300ZA(心理学 / Psychology 300)
Clinical Psychology

Keiko ITO

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Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2022
Class code A6334
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 月6/Mon.6
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Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
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Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
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Global Open Program
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Learning for the Future CP
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Chiyoda Campus Consortium
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Outline and objectives

Major topics include definition, psychological assessment methods, psychotherapy approaches, along with the history of treatment and the role of science in clinical psychology. The course also explores some of the most common mental illnesses.


Major Course Objectives.
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
· Demonstrate an understanding of how clinical psychologists approach mental health from a biological, cognitive, and social perspective.
· Explain the importance of the scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology.
· Describe the types of questions clinical psychologists ask and realize that appropriate research methods must be employed in order to answer them.
· Identify the major tasks and responsibilities of clinical psychologists as health care professionals.
· Engage with the ethical framework for the practice of psychology.
· Identify diversity issues as they relate to clinical psychology.

Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?

Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

Default language used in class

英語 / English

Method(s)(学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )

Through a series of lectures, readings, exercises, films, and group projects, this course introduces and provides a broad overview of the field of clinical psychology. 1. Final Project -presentation
The final project is to be completed in small groups of students (if you want to do it individually, you must clear it with myself). The goal of the final project is for students to research and present information about the topic of clinical psychology in class by using power-point slides. Projects will focus on and cover the specific topic of clinical intervention. Possible examples of the projects include: Person-centered therapy, Psychodynamics therapy, Humanistic & Existential Psychotherapies, Behavior therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Child & Family therapy, Couple therapy, Psychopharmacology, etc.
The topic could be a specific issues in clinical psychology other than intervention, but those who wants to do so must consult myself in advance.
2.Movie Report: A list of movies will be provided in class.
3. Exams: There will be no exam, but a brief final paper will be assigned.
4. Research Article Summary: In order to help you develop your understanding of psychological findings and methodology, you will be required to complete a brief (2 to 5 pages) summary of a research article. Articles appropriate for this paper can be found on the website or in library. Use an article of interest to you as long as it is appropriate to the course content and relevant to the field of clinical psychology.
Insightful comments from reaction papers will be introduced in
class and used in deeper discussions.

Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)

あり / Yes

Fieldwork in class

なし / No


授業形態/methods of teaching:対面/face to face


1[オンライン/online]:Orientation & Guidance.

What do clinical psychologists think and what models do we use?

2[対面/face to face]:History

The history of psychiatry and clinical psychology.

3[対面/face to face]:Group project discussion / Libarary research
Overview of Assessment (1)

Assessment of psychopathology and personality
Projective tests personality test

4[対面/face to face]:Overview of Assessment (2)

Intelligence testing Neuropsychological assessment, behavioral assessment
DSM & ICD 10

5[対面/face to face]:Major Psychiatric Disorder (1)

Anxiety disorder(includes panic/ OCD / PTSD)

6[対面/face to face]:Major Psychiatric Disorder (2)

Mood disorder (depression / bipolar)

7[対面/face to face]:Major Psychiatric Disorder (3)


8[対面/face to face]:Developmental Disorders

Learning disorder
Autisic syndrome

9[対面/face to face]:Culture Issues in Clinical Psychology

Multicultural counseling
Therapists' culture identity development

10[対面/face to face]:Stress management

Stress and its coping methods

11[対面/face to face]:Clinical Interventions/ Therapies

Psychoanalytic Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, CBT, Behavior Therapy, and other psychological interventions

12[対面/face to face]:Group Project Presentation (1)

Topics in clinical psychology and its intervension (2)

13[対面/face to face]:Group Project Presentation (2)

Topics in clinical psychology and its intervension (3)

14[対面/face to face]:The Road to Becoming a Clinical Psychologist

Wrap up

Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)

・Class Preparation: An active learning approach requires students to prepare the readings and assignments BEFOFE class.

・Group Project: Students should expect to allocate time outside of class to meet with their group members to discuss/ prepare project assignment.

・Movie assignments: Write reflection essays on the movie.

Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.




・Class handouts will be provided in class.
・Supplemental readings will be provided in class.
・There will be an instructions session for how to find the research article assignment and articles to use in class.
・The APA Ethics Code including 2010 amendments can be downloaded for free directly from the APA website:

Grading criteria

Participation: 20%
Reaction Papers: 10%
Movie Report (2): 10%
Group (or individual) Project: 35%
Research Article Summary: 10%
Final Report: 15%
Total: 100%

Changes following student comments

Not applicable.

Equipment student needs to prepare

Not in particular (there will be a power point presentation in class).


Dates and contents of a class may change somewhat depending on our progress in covering the material.
Office hours (contact by email).