Advanced Research in Clinical Psychology|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This advanced research course provides students the opportunity to conduct supervised research in clinical psychology, specifically in the area of suicide and self-injurious behaviors. Depending on the semester and student interests, tasks may include study design, data collection, clinical interviewing, data management, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. Weekly lab meetings will focus on current topics in clinical research and will include student presentations. All students will complete a research paper in journal article format. It is expected that those enrolled in this course will work independently and take initiative to extend their learning in the areas most consistent with their interests.
Note: This course is not designed to resolve personal experiences with suicidal thoughts, suicide loss, or mental illness, nor will it address assessing suicide risk among friends or family members.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sample selection of readings include:
Blades, C. A., Stritzke, W. G., Page, A. C., & Brown, J. D. (2018). THE BENEFITS AND RISKS OF ASKING RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS ABOUT SUICIDE: A META-ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACT OF EXPOSURE TO SUICIDE-RELATED CONTENT. Clinical Psychology Review.
Bryan, C. J., Mintz, J., Clemans, T. A., Leeson, B., Burch, T. S., Williams, S. R., & Rudd, M. D. (2017). EFFECT OF CRISIS RESPONSE PLANNING VS. CONTRACTS FOR SAFETY ON SUICIDE RISK IN US ARMY SOLDIERS: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. Journal of affective disorders, 212, 64-72.
Kleiman, E. M., Turner, B. J., Fedor, S., Beale, E. E., Huffman, J. C., Nock, M. K. (2017). EXAMINATION OF REAL-TIME FLUCTUATIONS IN SUICIDAL IDEATION AND ITS RISK FACTORS: RESULTS FROM TWO ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT STUDIES. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126, 726.
May, A. M., & Klonsky, E. D. (2016). WHAT DISTINGUISHES SUICIDE ATTEMPTERS FROM SUICIDE IDEATORS? A META-ANALYSIS OF POTENTIAL FACTORS. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 23(1), 5-20.
Nock, M. K. (Ed.). (2014). THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF SUICIDE AND SELF-INJURY. Oxford University Press.
Shneidman, E.S. (1981). A PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY OF SUICIDE. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 11, 221-231
Weinberg, A., May, A. M., Klonsky, E. D., Kotov, R., & Hajcak, G. (2017). DECREASED NEURAL RESPONSE TO THREAT DIFFERENTIATES PATIENTS WHO HAVE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE FROM NONATTEMPTERS WITH CURRENT IDEATION. Clinical Psychological Science, 5(6), 952-963.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Attendance and collaboration, consistent progress on lab tasks, one lab meeting presentation, science-to-practice translation assignment, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is for students with substantial prior experience in psychology. Ideally, students will have taken Psychopathology (Psyc 251) and completed Statistics and Research Methods before taking this course. In addition to submitting a POI request electronically, students must email the instructor with their class year, (intended) major(s), relevant coursework, prior lab experiences (if any) or other relevant experience, and a brief explanation as to why they would like to take this course during the first days of pre-registration period. Applications may be followed by a brief in person interview with the instructor.
|Instructor(s): May,Alexis Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: JUDD201E; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 10
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|