History and Systems of Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 426 - History and Systems of Psychology

This course explores the historical and theoretical foundations of professional psychology. Particular attention will be placed on the history of mental health and psychological healing practices in a cross-cultural context, as well as modern developments of the science and profession of psychology. The philosophy of science and epistemological foundations of clinical work will also be covered, allowing the student to understand theories of therapy in a broader perspective. (2 credits)