Course Description

PSY 4520
Advanced Abnormal Psychology
Prerequisites: PSY 2520. This advanced course builds on the student's understanding of Abnormal Behavior through the exploration of Clinical Case studies. The student also builds understanding of the diagnostic criteria necessary for labeling a psychological problem. Specific Diagnostic features; subtypes and/or specifiers; recording procedures; associated features; specific culture, age and gender features; prevalence; course; familial pattern; and, differential diagnosis also addressed. Student also exposed to clinical note preparation and treatment planning skills development.