This course examines selected areas of psychopathology in greater depth. Topics stimulating controversy or special interests in the professional literature are discussed. Attention is given to differential diagnosis.
- Student will be able to develop and create new and alternative approaches to understanding abnormal psychology.
- Students will also understand the strengths and limitations of the diagnostic system and will be required to develop alternative approaches to assessment and treatment.
- Students will analyze how treatments and assessments are evaluated via scientific research.
- Students will display an advanced understanding of theories and applications of the theories of psychopathology, including how it is assessed and treated.