Summer 2018 Classes

Summer Session at SUNY New Paltz

 

For Summer 2018, I will be teaching one undergraduate and one graduate class:

  • PSY498 Seminar in Psychology
  • COU585 Contemporary Issues in Counseling

Here are the required books for these classes. They can be purchased from a variety of sellers, including Amazon and the Campus Bookstore.

Alternatives to DSM-5 Suitable for Therapists (Advance Online Publication)

Cover of Journal of Humanistic PsychologyRecent research suggests that psychologists and counselors are dissatisfied with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition, and open to seeing the development of alternatives to it. Any alternative suitable for psychotherapists must meet certain requirements. A successful alternative must (a) place psychosocial factors on equal footing with biological factors; (b) categorize problems, not people; (c) be scientifically grounded; (d) be collaboratively developed; and (e) be usable across orientations, professions, and constituencies.

Spring 2018 Class

20151022-wooster-construction-1-7For Spring 2018, I will be teaching:
PSY412 Abnormal Psychology

The required book to purchase for this class is as follows:

Comer, R. J. (2016). Abnormal psychology (9th ed.). New York, NY: Worth.

NOTE: When obtaining the Comer textbook, you must also obtain access to LaunchPad, an online supplement to the Comer textbook. You can purchase Comer and LaunchPad several ways:

  1. Purchase a hard copy of the textbook from the campus bookstore; it comes bundled with LaunchPad.
  2. Purchase LaunchPad access alone from the campus bookstore; if you do this, you don’t need a hard copy of the textbook because LaunchPad includes full access to the text as an e-book.
  3. Buy a hard copy of the textbook from somewhere besides the campus bookstore; if you do this and LaunchPad is not included, then you will also need to purchase LaunchPad access separately online.
  4. Purchase LaunchPad access online; as with Option 2, if you do this, you don’t need a hard copy of the textbook because LaunchPad includes full access to the text as an e-book.

If you want to save money, Options 2 and 4 are probably less expensive than Options 1 and 3 because accessing the textbook electronically through LaunchPad is a cheaper option in most instances than also obtaining a hard copy of the text.