PYB 506: Psychopath-Ecol Appr

Synonym:

78293 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Andrew Gersten

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 8/30 - 12/13 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Prerequisite: PY 590A, Fundamentals of Therapeutic Interaction
Required of and restricted to CMHC II, CMHC-SAAC II and DMT II students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar’s Office via Antioch email.

This course addresses individual psychopathology from a variety of perspectives: biological, developmental, cultural and interactional. It will provide students with a broad theoretical base for understanding psychopathology from not only an individual descriptive symptomologic perspective as presented in the DSM, but also from a contextual, systemic perspective, including developmental hallmarks, familial patterns, biological factors and socio-cultural contributors. Psychopharmacological approaches related to major disorders and the basic neurological mechanisms will be discussed.