PSY 542: Psychopathology

Class Program

The major psychological disorders across the lifespan are examined from a clinical, theoretical and empirical frame of reference.  Nosological issues are critically considered, with reference throughout to the DSMV.  The evidence from various paradigms for conceptualizing psychopathology is critically examined, and a biopsychosocial model is adopted as an organizing frame, with an exploration of the bridge between clinical and community psychology.  In keeping with the scientist-practitioner model of graduate training, students will focus on clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.