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PSD7016 Adult Psychopathology II

Course Description

This is the second of a two course sequence. It continues to examine the way in which individual psychopathology is classified, 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. This course completes its review of the acute psychiatric disorders and then focuses on personality disorders. Students learn to apply formal diagnostic classification to specific case examples as well as the fundamentals of treatment planning and the use of DSM-IV-TR’s Outline for Multicultural Formulation as a process for providing contextual information in psychodiagnosis.