PY 656: Psychopathology & Social Systems
Synonym:56541 (for web registration)
Faculty:Anne Prouty Lyness
Meeting Schedule:Tuesdays 9/2 - 12/16 (9:00AM-11:29AM)
Competency Area: Behavioral Science & Social Systems Assessment & Interventions Strategies; COAMFTE Area II: Clinical Knowledge
Required of and restricted to MFT I students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar 145s Office via FirstClass.
Prerequisites: PYD 600 Ethics and Professional Development in MFT Practice, PY 642B Foundational Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy and concurrent enrollment in PY 576 Postmodern Approaches to Family Therapy.
This course will instruct students in the theory, methods and research of clinical systems assessment of psychopathology and multiaxial diagnosis. This course will review interventions, including relational psychotherapeutic and chemical, for several of the major diagnostic categories. Students will learn to perform individual, relational, and larger systems assessments, including but not limited to a mental status exam, a medical genogram, and diagnosis using the DSM-IV TR.