This course gives students an introduction to the formal assessment and diagnostic procedures used in hospitals and other healthcare settings. It reviews the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-IV and discusses the implications for therapy of differing diagnoses with similar symptoms. This course is recommended for students considering graduate study in psychology, counseling and related human service areas.
- Student will be required to know the use of, and likely improvement of, writing skills as well as locating, reading and integrating findings of psychological and psychiatric research.
- Student will become familiar with the major research methods used in clinical/counseling psychology.
- Student will develop an understanding of the fields of clinical and counseling psychology.
- Student will learn, and an introductory and advanced level, clinical/counseling theory and practice.
- Students will apply the major components of counseling and clinical psychology to counseling situations.