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Clinical psychology is an integration of the science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective and behavioural well-being and personal

Course Goals

  • Exposure to and understanding of the foundations of psychology including the scientific literature and theories on which it is based
  • Exposure to and understanding of and use of scientific approaches to psychology including rigorous methodologies
  • Exposure to and understanding of the development and causes of psychopathology and empirically supported approaches to assessment and therapy
  • Integration of basic psychology, research methodology, and clinical psychology


Course Description

The course is intended to equip the students with knowledge of the allied professional fields. According to the prevailing “Holistic Model of Practitioners”, a Speech Pathologist works in close liaison with a medical practitioner, a special educator, a clinical psychologist, a physiotherapist and a community worker. In order to take benefit of these professionals one must have accurate understanding of their field of expertise. Besides this objective, knowledge of clinical psychology (the said subject), shall also be beneficial for students to learn; skills for self-improvement, how to develop effective therapeutic relationship, the ethical issues involve in assessment, diagnosis & therapy, and how a clinical psychologist conduct intelligence, personality & behavioral assessments.     

The topics in course are selected in such a way that there should be inclusion of class activity/along with lecture in each class.

About Rehabilitation Sciences

The Riphah College of Rehabilitation Science (RCRS) was established in 2007 under the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) of Riphah International University with the aim to produce graduates of Physical Therapy and other Rehabilitation Professions in Pakistan according to international standards. Riphah is the pioneer institute in the Entry level Doctor of physical therapy program (DPT) and Post Professional Doctor of Physical therapy program (PP-DPT) in Pakistan (Equivalency of 18 years of schooling/M.Phil as per HEC criteria).The College has the largest and highly qualified faculty of physical therapy. This is the only institute which has foreign qualified faculty (UK & USA). 

The college has two campuses, Islamabad and Lahore. The college also has great contribution for the uplifting of rehabilitation sciences professions by enhancing the knowledge and skills of the practicing clinicians. The college has a leading role by developing uniform DPT curriculum in the country. 

The Director of the College was nominated as secretary of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) national curriculum revision committee (NCRC)

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