Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 682 - Abnormal Psychology

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This course is designed to introduce students to the fields of child and adult psychopathology and is taught in accordance with the current classification standards for abnormal behavior (e.g. DSM). Non-pathological systems of understanding dysfunctional behavior are also reviewed. Students begin to become familiar with the disorders in the DSM. The advantages and disadvantages of using a classification of mental disorders are discussed, including how the abuse of classification systems can lead to the harm of clients. Abnormal behavior is reviewed from the perspective of etiology; the course of the disturbance across the lifespan; multicultural factors; and research on treatment, prevention, and effective outcomes. Prerequisite(s): COUN 544 or 545, 564; or permission of Program Director.



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