PY 731: Psychopath-Beh Disor

Synonym:

56414 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Arbeitman

Credits:

3

Seats:

28

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 9/8 - 12/15 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Dysfunctional Behavior
Required of and restricted to Year I students.

This course emphasizes an integrated biopsychosociocultural model in understanding the etiology of psychopathology. After critiquing the assumptions and biases inherent in DSM-IV, it focuses on the diagnostic criteria for the most prevalent psychiatric disorders of adulthood and childhood, including: thought, mood, anxiety, substance abuse, memory, dissociative, eating, adjustment, personality, and sexual disorders. Through the use of clinical vignettes, students will further develop their capacity for making reliable differential diagnoses. In order to encompass a diversity of viewpoints, psychopathology is presented from biological, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, and psychodynamic perspectives.