Russell T. Jones, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist                    Trauma Expert


Psychology of Trauma - Undergraduate Senior Seminar 

The purpose of this course is to educate students about research methods and strategies that can be used to study (a) the effects of disasters on mental health and related constructs and (b) the effectiveness or dissemination of interventions undertaken to prevent or reduce disaster-related mental health problems. Increased understanding of methodological issues and strategies is crucial to developing evidence-based findings that can inform public policy. This seminar focuses on research that is conducted in community settings using a public health approach.

Spring 2017 Senior Seminar class

Abnormal Psychology - Undergraduate Course

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of current issues involving the study, assessment, and treatment of abnormal behavior. Major theoretical positions will be reviewed in the context of modern clinical psychological and psychiatric principles and strategies. Topics to be covered include: diagnostic/assessment procedures and tools and major depressive, social interpersonal, and psychotic disorders. Ethical concerns will be addressed repeatedly throughout the course in an attempt to sensitize the student to key issues confronting mental health professionals. A major portion of the course will be devoted to the study and critical analysis of modern psychotherapy. There will be heavy emphasis on clinical issues.

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Clinical Practicum : Trauma Spectrum Disorders - Graduate Course

A primary goal of this course is to provide  with a range of clinical experiences that will enhance your growth and development in the therapeutic setting. Confidence in demonstrating interpersonal skills as well as identifying process issues will serve as major goal. Familiarity with and the administration of a variety of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions is an expectation which will be evaluated over the course of the year.

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