PSX_002 Clinical psychology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Stroupková (lecturer)
Mgr. Monika Vodová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
each even Wednesday 18:00–19:40 C51
The course is recommended primarily for foreign students of psychology and related fields that already have the general knowledge of basic psychological disciplines (cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, psychopathology).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 5/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide the basic knowledge on the field of clinical psychology, on the approach to mental illness and care of people suffering from mental illness in history and today, on International Classification of Diseases and particular diagnoses regarding ICD-10. The course also intends to encourage students to discuss the topics of clinical psychology in the international context and share their knowledge and experience with the colleagues among the countries.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to:
- explain the development of clinical psychology and the impact of the history to the cotemporary approach to the field
- describe ICD-10 and its parts
- describe the most important diagnoses in the particular ICD-10 parts and name their symptoms
- discuss the impact of the diagnoses on the life of the sufferer and the possibilities of intervention for the patients
- discuss the role of clinical psychologist among several European countries
  • 1. History of the clinical psychology, the role of clinical psychologist
  • 2. Mental retardation
  • 3. Disorders connected to psychoactive drugs abuse
  • 4. Organic mental disorders
  • 5. Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders
  • 6. Mood (affective) disorders
  • 7. Personality disorders
  • 8. Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors
  • 9. Behavioural disorders in neural development
  • 10. Behavioural and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
  • 11. Psychotic disorders
  • Plante, T.G. (ed) (2005). Contemporary Clinical Psychology. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Willey & Sons, Inc.
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, presentation, self-study, quizzes
Assessment methods
The course requirements are:
- to attend at least 4 of 6 lectures
- complete all of the quizzes with 100 %
- presentation at the class
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Výuka probíhá formou konzultací s příslušným vyučujícím.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze zahraničním studentům psychologie.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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