Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
PSY 702 Psychopathology
3 hours; 3 credits
This course is aimed at providing an advanced comprehensive overview of psychopathology from an historical and current scientific perspective. Specifically, we will focus on conceptualization issues, systems of classification/diagnosis, research design/methods, core characteristics, clinical symptomatology and etiology of adult (and to a lesser extent child/adolescent) psychopathology. An integrative approach that considers the complex interactions among biological, psychological, behavioral, cognitive, social, environmental, cultural and interpersonal factors across the lifespan that influence major psychological disorders will be applied. We will examine various theoretical models, discuss clinical cases, and review treatment strategies. Throughout this course, we will refer to research findings that inform our understanding of a variety of issues in the field of psychopathology.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Master's Degree Program in Mental Health Counseling
Corequisite: PSY 710
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