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									            INSTITUTE OF BEHAVORAL MEDICINE

HISTORY
   Over these years, the development in economics has outgrown the mental
health concerns in Taiwan. Varieties of abnormal behavior such as substance
abuse, alcoholism, suicide, and violence have endangered the public health and
led to serious, social problems as well. Moreover, the increased prevalences of
various chronic illness have challenged the policy of public health to effective
solutions of prevention and treatment. Professionals involved in the prevention
and treatment for these abnormal behavior and their related problems are far less
in number as compared to that in USA. Thus, foster of professionals whose
expertises and interests are either in basic research or clinical practice, in this
regard, is urgent and necessary. Accordingly, in 1996 the Institute has been
founded upon the approval of the Department of Education in response to these
demands. Recruitment of graduate students started in August, 1997.
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AIMS OF TRAINING
  1.This program is designed to equip students with knowledge and skill in
    behavioral medicine and clinical psychology for (1)analyzing the causes of
    abnormal behavior and mental disorders as well as its impacts on health and
    physical illness (psychopathology); (2)utilizing reliable and effective
    valuating tools and designs to assess the abnormal behavior and mental
    disorders (behavioral and psychological assessment); (3)employing efficient
    skills to modify abnormal behavior and mental disorders (behavioral
    modification or psychotherapy) to ensure the-state-of-art prognosis therapy,
    rehabilitation, and prevantion of mental illness. Graduate students are trained
    in the area of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology of aiding people.
  2.Graduate students are expected to be strongly motived to conduct serious
    research on unsolved and important issues of the causality of mental
    disorders, the interaction of mental illness and physical health, behavioral
    assessment and modification via objective, replicable procedures and
    methods. Likewise, discussion and suggestions extended from the research
    results should be considered by graduate students for publication in
    peer-reviewed journals.


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  3.Social involvement and devotedness are especially encouraged in this
   program. Graduate students are anticipated to provide service, including
   consultation, educational and training workshops and related activities in an
   attempt to promote physical and psychological health.

     FACULTY
     Professor: 3                                   Affiliated Professors: 7
     Associate Professors: 1               Affiliated Associate Professors:6
                                           Affiliated Assistant Professor:1
                                                    Affiliated Instructor: 1
     Total: 21

Professors:
R-B. Lu, (chairman)                           M.D. National Defense Medical
                                              Center
Treatment and Prevention of Substance
Abuse, Suicide and Depression
H-C., Ko                                      Ph.D.National Taiwan Univ. and
                                              Visiting Professor at Yale
Behavior Medicine 、 Treatment and
Prevention of Substance Abuse, Suicide
and Depression 、Health Psychology、
Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice 、
Practicum in Clinical Psychology
W-M. LUH                                      Ph.D. Univ. of Georgia
Educational testing and assessment
C-C. Hwang,                                   M.D. Taipei Medical College
Rehabilitation of Chronic illness
(Epilepsy)、 Developmental
Neuropathology
T-C. Tung,                                    M.D.,Koashiung Medical College
Rehablitation of Chronic Illness(Cancer)
F-M. Chang                                    M.D.,Ph.D. Yale Univ.



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Behavioral Genetics、Maternal & Child
Health
Y-H. Ko,                                   Ph.D. Michigan Univ.
Behavioral and Psychological
Assessment
M-S. Hwa                                   Ph.D. National Taiwan Univ.
                                           University of Wisconsin Madison
Clinical Neuropsychology
H-N. Lin                                   M.D. National Taiwan Univ.
Subtance Abuse、Qrganic Mental
Disorder,, Clinical Psychopharmacology
S-L. Hsieh                                 Ph.D. Oxford Univ.
Cognitive Neuropsychology

Associate Professors:
L. Yu,                                     Ph.D. Rutgers Univ. Postdoc. at Yale
Neuropsychopharmacology Behavioral
Neuroscience Hormones and Behavior
Methodology in Behavioral Neuroscience
                                           M.D., Ph.D. National Taiwan Univ.
J-L. Tsai,                                 West Berlin Liberty Univ.
Rehabilitation of Chronic       Illness
(Epilepsy) 、Clinical Neuroscience
S-C. Hu                                    Ph.D. Ohio State Univ.
Health Behavior and Promotion Special
Topic on Health Promotion
J-H. Li                                    Ph.D. New York Univ.
Toxicology
N-W. GUO                                   M.S. National Taiwan Univ.
Rehabilitation Psychology
H.L.Huang                                  Ph.D.National Taiwan Univ.
Etiology, assessment and treatment of
childhood mental disorders



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C.F. Sun                                      Ph.D.Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
QTL/disease gene mapping 、 mRNA
quantitation   、       Genetic   marker
development

Assistant Professors:
A.M. Huang                                    Ph.D.National   Defense      Medical
                                              Center
Molecular      Biology 、 Behavioral
Physiology、Neurobiology in Learning
and Memory

Instructors:
C.M. Lo                                       M.S. National Taiwan Univ.
Behavioral       and       Psychological
Assessment


FACILITY
  (1)Journals and Books:
      Behavioral Medicine-related books--
                                     5612 books in Chinese
                                     27559 books in English
                                     Behavioral Medicine-related journals--
                                     252 journals in Chinese
                                     1637 journals in English
  Order and subscription of the textbooks, reference books, and journals are
suggested by the library administration Committee of the corresponding
Department or Institute, respectively.
  (2)Instruments and Equipment:
     Automatic Videocamcorder、Computerized Biofeedback Systems、Oneway
Mirror、GSR for Children、 Transparency Projector、 Slide Projectors and
Remote Control、Cabinet for Psychological Testings and Toys、Testing Tables and
Chairs、Video Camcorder、Camera and Supplements、Laptop、Computers and


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Laser Printer 、 Psychological Testing Battery 、 Neuropsychological Testing
Battery、TV Set、Scrolling Screen、Crystal Projector、HPLC、 Microdialysis etc.


RESEARCH FOCUS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
  (1)Research Focus:
     Four lines of research have been generated in view of urgent problems in
     public health in Taiwan, the development of the health policy moved by the
     Executive Yuan and the current trends in international research.
     (a)Prevention and treatment of drug abuse. Studies have been devoted to
        localize the genetic, physiological, psychological, social, and cultural
        factors for the occurrence and maintenance of drug addiction, in turn, to
        provide the strategies for the prevention and treatment of drug abuse.
     (b)Prevention and treatment of depression and suicide. In collaboration with
        the researchers from clinical and basic sciences as well as Social Science
        Research Center at NCKU, we, as a team, study the heredity, physiology,
        psychology, and socioculture of the depression and suicide.
     (c)Prevention of treatment of chronic diseases (including mental disorders,
        cancer, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, and diabetes). The itiology,
        process, and prognosis of these diseases are explored based on the
        psychological and social aspects.
     (d)Promotion of the mental and physical health in women and children. The
        psychological and social factors which affect the mental and physical
        health of women and children, especially reproductive disorders such as
        prementrual syndrome, prenatal and postnatal depression, menopause
        syndromes, pre-matured birth, and child-abuse,are investigated.

  (2)Future Development:
  With respect to the international collaboration, the faculty at the Institute have
conducted a number of studies in collaboration with other investigators at
well-known universities around the world, including Yale University,Harvard
University, and Iowa University. Moreover, the collaborative research will be
expanded to include more prestigious universities. With regard to the national
connection, a number of faculty from the Department of Psychiatry at National
Defense Medical College, Kaoshiung Medical College, and the Department of


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Psychology of National Chung Chian University have been working on a great
body of studies. Extensive cooperation in teaching including distant teaching,
course exchanges, and resource sharing between the Institute and National Chung
Chian University has been proceeding.
   Regarding the service and promotion in mental health, Consultation Center for
Mental Hygiene and Health Promotion affiliated by the Institute has been
organized, in part, to provide the opportunity of clinical practice and furnishes
mental health consultation to around the community University. In addition, the
service for the University community could comprise the individual and group
consultation for mental hygiene and health promotion, workshops, and addresses
on the public education of mental hygiene. To enhance the retraining quality for
the crew member in medicine, the Institute vigorously hold varieties of meetings,
workshops, and talks sponsored by the Department of Hygiene, medical network,
the Labor Committee, Associations and Societies for enhancing the continuing
education. Finally, Faculty and Graduate students are strongly involved in the
professional training and supervision for the mental hygiene-related organizations
in Tainan.


CURRICULUM
  Courses and Credits in Partial Fulfillment of Master Degree
  (1) Core Courses
      a. Methodology: 3-credit requirement (a) Research Design (3 credits) (b)
         Seminar (1 credits)
     b. Core Knowledge and Skill Training in Behavioral Medicine: 9 redits in
        total (a) Biological, Psychological, and Sociocultural Pathology of
        Abnormal Behavior and Their Relationships with Diseases and Health
        (Psychopathology) (3 credits) (b) Assessment of Abnormal Behavior
        (Behavioral and Psychological Assessment) (3 credits) (c) Modifying
        Skills of Abnormal Behavior (Behavioral and Psychological Therapy) (3
        credits)
     c. Thesis: (a) Colloquium on Special Topics (1 credit) (b) Master Thesis (6
        credits)
  (2) Optional Courses Methodology: Quality Analysis, Multivariate Analysis,
      Computer Application in Behavioral Medicine, Scientific Writing.


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  (3)Clinical and Health Psychology Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
     Health Psychology, Behavioral Epidemiology, Health promotion, Medical
     and Health Sociology, Causality and Assessment of Depression and Suicide,
     Prevention of Depression and Suicide, Causality and Assessment of
     Substance Abuse, Prevention of Substance Abuse, Seminar on Depression,
     Seminar on Substance Abuse and Antisocial behavior, Child
     Psychopathology etc.
  (4)Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychobiology Approach: Molecular Biology,
     Neuroanatomy, Behavioral Neuropharmacology, Clinical Neuropsychology,
     Neuropsychological      Assessment,       Clinical     Neuroscience, Child
     Neuropathology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Psychobiology, Behavioral
     Neuroscience and Methodology etc.
  (5) Clinical Practicum(1)(2) 16 credits in total, required

Required
Yr.     Course Title                                            Credits
Methodology
1st,2nd Research Design                                            3
1st,2nd Research Seminar(1)                                        1
1st,2nd Research Seminar(2)                                        1
1st,2nd Research Seminar(3)                                        1
1st,2nd Research Seminar(4)                                        1
1st,2nd Research Topics(1)                                         1
1st,2nd Research Topics(2)                                         1
1st,2nd Research Topics(3)                                         1
1st,2nd Research Topics(4)                                         1
1st,2nd Thesis                                                     6
Core Knowledge and Skill Training in Behavioral Medicine
1st,2nd Psychopathology                                            3
1st,2nd Behavioral and Psychological Assessment                    3
1st,2nd Psychotherapy: Theory and    Practice                      3




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Optional
Yr.      Course Title                                        Credits
Methodology
1st,2nd Theory and Application of Multivariate Analysis            3
1st,2nd Scientific Writing                                         1
1st,2nd Qualitative Research Methodology                           2
      Clinical and Health Psychology
1st,2nd Behavioral Epidemiology                                    2
1st,2nd The Sociology of Health and Medical Care                   2
1st,2nd The Assessment of Depression and Suicide                   1
         The Treatment and Prevention of Depression and            1
1st,2nd
         Suicide
1st,2nd The Assessment of Substance Abuse                          1
1st,2nd The Treatment and Prevention of Substance Abuse            1
1st,2nd Research Topics on Depression(1)(2)(3)(4)                  1
         Research Topics on Substance Abuse and Antisocial         1
1st,2nd
         Behavior(1)(2)(3)(4)
1st,2nd Health Promotion:Theory & Practice                         2
1st,2nd Health Psychology                                          2
1st,2nd Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment                            1
1st,2nd Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy                               2
1st,2nd Developmental Psychopathology                              1
         The etiology, assessment and treatment of childhood       2
1st,2nd
         mental disorders
1st,2nd Rehabilitation Psychology                                  2
1st,2nd Psychological Assessment of children                       1
      Clinical Neuropsychology and Psychobiology
1st,2nd Molecular Biology                                          1
1st,2nd Neuropsychopharmacology                                    3
1st,2nd Neuropsychological Assessment                              2
1st,2nd Introduction to clinical Neuroscience                      1
1st,2nd Cognitive Neuropsychology                                  2
1st,2nd Psychobiology                                              1


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1st,2nd   Neural Anatomy                            2
1st,2nd   Clinical Neuropsychology                  2
1st,2nd   Behavioral Neuroscience and Methodology   3
1st,2nd   Developmental Neuropathology              1
3rd       Practicum in Clinical Psychology(1)       8
3rd       Practicum in Clinical Psychology(2)       8




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