Academic Catalog 2019-20

CP 5237 Psychopathology and Treatment Planning

An introduction to the use of diagnosis in assessment and treatment. Topics include: concepts of health and psychopathology, history of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), appropriate use of diagnosis, cultural and cross-cultural factors involved in diagnosis, and developing a treatment plan based on diagnosis. The DSM-5 is the primary text, and all diagnostic categories are covered in the course. First-person memoir, film depictions, and case vignettes supplement the primary text. This course is restricted to students In the Counseling Psychology Graduate Program.


3.00 units