This course provides a framework for exploring the range of psychopathology as presented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association). The class will focus on description, etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and common treatments of major diagnostic categories across teh lifespan (child, adolescent and adult). The student will become familiar with multiaxial assessment and diagnosis. Developmental, environmental, and dynamic elements will be considered in teh context of case studies. Evaluation and management of high-risk clients and the preparation of mental status exams and case summaries will be covered.
Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2016