Psychopathology is a course, which will aid the student in understanding problems of definition and classification of abnormal human behavior. The course will incorporate the development of skill in making diagnoses, a working knowledge of the diagnostic categories and criteria found in the most current diagnostic classification systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Classification of Disease (ICD). The course will provide an understanding of the varying philosophies relative to diagnosis and treatment of abnormal behavior. Students will be introduced to the principles and models of bio-psychosocial case conceptualization and become adept at writing a diagnostic formulation.
* This course may be offered as PSY 520.