Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jan 29, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 626 - Diagnosis of Mental Disorders

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The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills involved in understanding the use of the DSM and ICD classification systems for the provision of clinical diagnoses of mental disorders. Legal, ethical, and multicultural issues are explored as they pertain to the classification of mental disorders and the procedures involved. Students learn the limitations of the DSM and ICD and understand how diagnostic labels have the potential to be abused and misused. Students learn the description of/and diagnostic criteria for mental disorders and conditions, differential diagnostic considerations, and the types of comorbid conditions that occur with each mental disorder. Case studies are employed to provide students with opportunities to practice using the DSM and ICD classification systems. Various learning strategies and resources are used to illustrate some of the major disorders that professional counselors will encounter in clinical practice. Prerequisite(s): COUN 682.



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