Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

PSYC 3253 Family Processes (3 credit hours)

Examines the theoretical and empirical research on family relationships, the factors that influence family functioning, and how families change over time. Topics include intimacy relationships; transgenerational processes; family rituals and rules; and interpersonal communication and boundaries. Relevant case examples are discussed to illustrate the complexity of family relationships and the stressors that families may face. Prerequisite: PSYC 2203 For course material

PSYC 3323 Approaches to Psychotherapy (3 credit hours)

Surveys prevailing theories and methods of psychotherapy, such as psychoanalysis, client-centred therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, family systems approaches, etc. Emphasis is on the techniques used in psychotherapy, and various techniques will be contrasted. Each theory and method is evaluated in terms of research examining therapeutic process and outcome. Prerequisite: PSYC 2313 For course material

PSYC 3343 The Psychology of Crime (3 credit hours)

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the area of the psychology of crime with a special focus on Clinical Criminology, also referred to as Forensic Psychology. Issues pertaining to the following topics will be explored: 1) the nature and definition of the crime, 2) the development of the offender (theoretical perspectives), 3) the intersection of crime and mental health, and 4)the victim. Prerequisite: PSYC 2313 For course material

Graduate Courses:

PSYC 6001 Statistics and Design I (3 credit hours)

The first part of this course will focus on reviewing the principles of research design and research methods. This includes the logic and principles of hypothesis testing, different types of research (nonexperimental research, experiments and surveys), research designs, and the basic foundations of measurement theory (not necessarily in that order). After a brief examination of descriptive statistics, we will go on to simple correlation, bivariate regression, and finally, the most general ‘univariate’ technique, multiple regression. For course material

PSYC 6312 Therapy Skills with Children (3 credit hours)

This course will survey issues and procedures involved in the treatment of common child and adolescent emotional and behaviour problems. The purpose of this course is to provide students opportunities (1) to learn about a sampling of the therapies that have empirical support for a variety of problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, behaviour difficulties), and (2) to practice interviewing children and parents. This course will teach a few specific therapies and relevant techniques across a range of modalities (i.e., individual, family, group), but the coverage will not be exhaustive. Advanced courses and practica may provide you with more explicit and exhaustive experiences with child therapies. Students will also learn basic skills which they can employ across techniques, as they develop more specialized skills in advanced courses and practica. For course material