This course is for students interested in learning more about psychological disorders and therapy. Recommended for students who plan to work or are working in a mental health related setting. We start with a thorough examination of the historical antecedents, current theoretical perspectives, and assessment as they relate to abnormal psychology and therapy. This is followed by a review of some of the psychiatric disorders including perspectives on causes and treatment. Specific topics this semester include: stress, health and adjustment disorders; personality disorders; anxiety disorders and; dissociative and somatoform disorders. (3,0,0)
PSYC 101 and 102.