Psychopathology   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

SCO 5075 - Psychopathology

This course briefly reviews the history of mental illness as described across time and different social contexts. Attention is given to the major classifications of mental illness, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnoses, and controversies around the use of diagnostic classifications. The use of the DSM is explained with brief training on how to use the DSM in clinical practice. A systemic paradigm is used to help elucidate a multi-modal approach in assessing individuals within a social and familial context. 2 credit(s)