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Course Descriptions

Counseling Psychology Department

Course Descriptions

COU PY522—
ADULT PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

(3 credits)

This course presents a broad overview of adult psychopathology, including, but not limited to, psychosis, mood, anxiety and personality disorders Course participants will examine and review critically the major historical and current perspectives regarding the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of adult psychiatric disorders and will apply these perspective to contemporary, evidence-based clinical practice. Students will learn about the DSM and ICD classification systems, their controversies, and how to use these systems in clinical practice in order to use a common diagnostic language to facilitate assessment and treatment. The course will also examine the impact of socio-cultural variables on the development, personal experience, and meaning of psychiatric illness.

Cross listed as CLI PY522, COU PY522, and SCH PY522.

Updated 8/23/11

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