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PSD7016 Adult Psychopathology II

Course Description

This course continues to examine the way in which individual psychopathology is classified, described, diagnosed, and assessed. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (text revision) (DSM-IV-TR) of the American Psychiatric Association is utilized as a core organizing text for the purposes of diagnostic classification. Students are expected to become familiar with the structure, content, and clinical use of this manual and learn to apply formal diagnostic classification to specific case examples. This course will emphasize the process and problems of individual assessment and diagnosis that arise within the practice of clinical psychology. In addition, students learn the fundamentals of treatment planning and the use of the DSM-IV-TR’s Outline for Multicultural Formulation as a process for providing contextual information in psychodiagnosis.



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