This course will elucidate the complex nature of the diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis and the use of current diagnostic classification systems, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Students will be able to demonstrate command and understanding in the use of the manual for diagnostic labeling. Students will be knowledgeable in the epidemiology and etiology of psychological disorders. Students will demonstrate command and understanding of differential diagnoses. Students will demonstrate ability to conceptualize clinical diagnosis into a coherent plan of treatment using best practices in the field. Students will analyze, compare and contrast the many psychotherapeutic techniques for treatment of the disorders. Through case study analysis, students will develop treatment plans appropriate to the diagnosis and demonstrate the ability to select best interventions based on the chosen model of therapy.