PY 751: Psychopathology & Behavioraral Disorders

Synonym:

76021 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Arbeitman

Credits:

2

Seats:

22

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 6/6 - 7/18 (2:30PM-6:45PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Dysfunctional Behavior
Restricted to Year II students.

This course emphasizes an integrated bio-psycho-socio-cultural model for understanding the etiology of psychopathology. After describing and critiquing the DSM-IV, ICD-10, and ICF, the course focuses on the clinical features of and the diagnostic criteria for the most prevalent mental disorders of adulthood and childhood, including: thought, mood, anxiety, substance abuse, memory, eating, and adjustment disorders. Through the use of clinical vignettes, students will develop their capacity for making reliable differential diagnoses. Meets 6/6 - 7/18/11.