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Faculty of Behavioral Sciences

B.Sc. Clinical Psychology | Curriculum | Semester V

Semester V

Paper 5.1: Psychology of Adulthood and Ageing

Unit Content Learning Objectives (The students will be able to) Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Concept of adulthood and ageing: characteristics and developmental tasks

Biological approaches: genetic and physiological; psychological approaches: Erickson

Social approaches: roles in adulthood and ageing, activity disengagement, Indian theory of Ashramas

·         Describe the concept of adulthood, its characteristics, biological approaches in understanding adulthood, and social changes during adulthood ·         Discuss the major changes and challenges during adulthood in biological and social domains ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Psycho-motor capabilities in ageing

·         Teacher’s seminar

15

 

5

5

 

 

5

II Changes and Concerns in Adulthood

Physical and cognitive changes

Personality and social changes

Concerns: working life – career, marriage, family and parenting, midlife crisis

·         Describe the changes and concerns in adulthood, personality, cognitive and physical changes ·         Discuss the physical, cognitive and personality changes during adulthood ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher, Student Interaction Session, Field Visit

·         Activities of daily living checklist

·         Parenting styles

13

4

4

 

5

III Concerns of ageing

Pre-retirement planning, grand parenting, living arrangement

Coping with bereavement, death and loneliness

Positive ageing: positive mental health in adulthood and ageing – factors, longevity, and successful ageing

·         Describe the concerns of ageing, issues faced by the aged, and approach of positive ageing ·         Discuss the major concerns of ageing, challenges faced during ageing and how to approach ageing positively ·         PowerPoint presentation, Videos of cases,

·         Student Interaction Session, Field visit

·         Family Relationship Inventory

12

 

4

 

4

4

 

 Paper 5.2: Psychotherapeutic Interventions I

 

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Nature of psychotherapy; history and development of psychotherapy, process of psychotherapy

Client-therapist relationship, role and qualities of a good therapist

Role of theory, ethics in psychotherapy, mechanisms of change

·         Describe the basic concept and process of psychotherapy ·         Discuss the nature of psychotherapy, client-therapist relationship, and role of theory in psychotherapy ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher,

·         Student Interaction Session,

·         Field Visit

·         Demonstrate the formation of therapeutic alliance through role play: a report on therapist-client interaction

12

 

4

 

4

 

 

4

II Psychodynamic therapies

Traditional psychoanalysis: Freud; free association; psychodynamic therapy: theoretical ground.

Therapeutic factors: resistance, transference and counter transference, defense mechanisms.

Adlerian therapy; Jungian therapy, Relational Psychoanalysis, Contemporary psychoanalytic therapies

·         Explain the principles and techniques involved in psychodynamic therapies ·         Discuss the techniques of psychodynamic therapies ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher,

·         Student Interaction Session, Field Visit

·         Identify emotional complexes and free-association

·         Defense mechanism inventory

16

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

6

III Humanistic-Existential therapy

Humanistic therapy: client- centered therapy; meaning of existence and purpose in life, self-actualization, self-psychology.

Existential therapy, logo therapy; contributions of Frankl, May, Rank and Yalom

Gestalt therapy, Group therapy

·         Describe the nature, concepts, ideas and techniques of humanistic and existential therapies ·         Discuss the techniques of humanistic therapies ·         Didactic, Presentation by teacher, Student Seminar

·         Collective problem solving in a small group

12

 

4

 

4

 

4

 

Paper 5.3: Guidance& Counseling

 

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

Guidance and counseling: meaning and goals

Educational guidance: need and goals

Vocational guidance: need and goals

·         Explain about guidance and it’s characteristics

·         Discuss about different types of guidance

·         Discuss the nature of guidance, vocational and educational guidance ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Guidance Need Inventory

·         Interest Schedule

10

 

4

 

3

 

3

II Counseling

Counselor and the counselee: expectations and goals, role and functions of a counselor

Ethical issues in counseling; Counseling as a profession-training and skills

Effective counselor, characteristics of a counsellor

·         Describe the nature and issues of counseling ·         Discuss the concept, issues of counseling ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Student’s seminar

15

 

5

 

5

 

5

III Techniques and areas

Psychoanalytic, Humanistic

Behavioristic and cognitive

Areas of counseling: family counseling, career counseling, crisis intervention

·         Describe the techniques of counseling ·         Discuss the techniques of counseling ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Interviewing

·         Case study on crisis intervention

15

5

5

5

 

Paper 5.4: Neuropsychology

 

Unit Content Learning Objectives Teaching Guidelines Teaching- Methodology Time (Hours)
I Introduction

History and scope of neuropsychology

Functions and dysfunctions of the nervous system

Meninges, ventricles, vascular system of the brain

·         Describe the concept, scope of neuropsychology, functions and dysfunctions of nervous system ·         Discuss the history, scope, nature and concept of neuropsychology, functions and dysfunctions of nervous systems ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Teacher’s seminar

10

 

3

 

4

3

II Neuro-diagnostics

Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment

Haltead-Reitan Neuropsychological battery

Luria-Nebraska neuropsychological battery

·         Describe the diagnostic approaches in neuropsychology ·         Discuss the diagnostic approaches in neuropsychology ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

1)      PGI Battery of brain dysfunction

2)      AIIMS Neuropsychological battery

3)      Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test

4)      Colour-Word Stroop Test

14

5

 

4

 

5

III Neuropsychological Disorders

Cerebrovascular accidents: causes, symptoms, ad management

Tumors of the brain: causes, symptoms, ad management

Traumatic head injuries: causes, symptoms, ad management

·         Describe the common neurological disorders and their management ·         Discuss the common neurological disorders and their management ·         Didactic,

·         PowerPoint presentation,

·         Student Interaction Session

·         Teacher’s seminar

16

 

6

4

 

6

 

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