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Continuing Education

Psychology for Everyone

Date: July 2, 2012 - August 31, 2012 Location: Online

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Psychology for Everyone is an introduction to  studied by research psychologists, emphasizing applications to counseling/clinical work. 

This course is designed for students who are interested in starting graduate work in counseling psychology but who did not have an undergraduate background in psychology.

Topics include: orientation to biological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches; experimental, clinical and correlational methods; basic neuroanatomy and brain function; states of consciousness; learning and memory; motivation and emotion; developmental and personality psychology; orientation to psychopathology and treatment; social influence, interpersonal perception, and attitudes and attitude change.

Students can anticipate spending six hours a week in on-line or in-person interactions with classmates and instructor and 10 or more hours weekly reading and writing assignments. Students may be away from their computers for a week or two of the scheduled class time, as long as they arrange to keep up with the flow of online discussions by doing the work ahead of time.

Local students will be invited to campus to meet several times to get to know each other and to have a chance to share information about starting graduate work at Lewis & Clark. In-person meetings will be dependent on student availability and interest.

This course may be taken:

  • For non-credit/CEU’s or for continuing education credit.
  • To satisfy the psychology background requirement for the Counseling Psychology graduate program, in lieu of acquiring a passing score on the GRE Psychology exam or passing the departmental background examination.

Course Details

Instructor: Roberta Deppe, M.A., Ph.D.

Dates: July 2-August 31, 2012

Time: N/A - online course

Continuing education credit: CECP 826, 2 semester hours, $700

Noncredit/CEU: 30 hours, $500

Registration Form (PDF)

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

About the Instructor

Roberta Deppe received an M.A. in counseling psychology from the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 2007. Prior to this, she was an academic psychologist with a Ph.D. in social psychology. Roberta taught at private liberal arts colleges for 10 years and now works with adults in private practice while teaching part-time. She loves introducing students to what research psychologists have to offer and helping students gain confidence in their ability to access and interpret that information.

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