Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior/DSM/Psychopathology   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

MFT 611 - Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior/DSM/Psychopathology

A concentrated study of the basic concepts of psychopathology including the development, description and treatment of psychological disorders. Knowledge of the principles of assessment from the DSM-IV-TR is heavily emphasized with a special focus on diagnostic criteria from all five axes. Hundreds of case study vignettes will be used as students learn to focus on information relevant to differential diagnosis in a wide range of clients exhibiting abnormal behavior, including clients from divergent cultures. Discussions of diagnostic considerations and coding will follow each set of assessments/evaluations. This course is designed to be a clear road map for making clinical judgments in negotiating the complexities of applying the DSM diagnostic system guidelines.

Credit Hours: 3

Term Offered: Fall