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PSY 5410F. Assessment of Psychopathology (90). 3 Units.

This course introduces students to psychopathology and diagnostic assessment in accordance with DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition). Students will have exposure to the main classes of diagnoses, strategies to assess signs, symptoms, and psychosocial stressors, and gain introductory proficiency in psychiatric terminology, diagnostic notation, and assessment language utilized by interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary treatment teams. Discussions related to possible etiology of disturbances of behavior, cognition, perception, interpersonal dynamics, and emotional expression; and ethical and legal implications in the assessment process are included. Special attention will be devoted to the students' development of cultural and human diversity sensitivity, and awareness of the diagnostic assessment as an instrument of crucial clinical and social responsibility affecting the lives of consumers, families, and society.

Graduate Psychology Programs

...e., PSY 5010A Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I, PSY 5410F Assessment of Psychopathology, PSY 5410G...