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This is an examination and assessment of the symptoms, etiology, and treatment procedures of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 (3:3-0)
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
A. Analyze symptomatic disorders using a multiaxial approach..
B. Design treatment plans and strategies.
C. Understand and identify the meanings of abnormal behavior and cultural relevance of behavior
D. Identify and analyze historical contributions to abnormal behavior and the current trends.
E. Identify and analyze causal/etiology theories for abnormal behavior
F. Demonstrate an understanding of stress/adjustment disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
G. Demonstrate an understanding of childhood disorders and treatments.
H. Demonstrate an understanding of anxiety disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
I. Demonstrate an understanding of mood disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
J. Demonstrate an understanding of somatoform/dissociative/eating disorders and treatments.
K. Identify, synthesize and analyze the substance abuse disorders treatments, and be able to provide diagnoses.
L. Demonstrate an understanding of personality disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
M. Demonstrate an understanding of sexual dysfunction disorders and treatments.
N. Demonstrate an understanding of cognitive disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
O. Demonstrate an understanding of the psychotic disorders, treatments, and be able to provide provisional diagnoses.
P. Identify and understand the various treatments for the disorders and be able to identify positive and negative aspects of them
Q. Use research to better understand the clinical application of a particular disorder
R. Study one disorder in depth and be able to role play with the instructor a hypothetical patient
S. Analyze a vignette and use appropriate DSM-IV TR criteria to diagnose and use rule outs.
T. Evaluate postings on Blackboard and contribute responses consistent with abnormal theory and research.
U. Demonstrate an understanding of the limitations of assessment, as it relates to diverse populations.
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