Aug 09, 2020  
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GCP 6050 - Concepts of Psychopathology & Wellness


This course will provide an introduction to human mental distress and abnormal behavior with a particular emphasis on cultural and sociopolitical contexts. Symptoms, causes, treatment, assessment, classification and diagnosis of various psychological disorders will be addressed from a strengths-oriented perspective. The biological, psychological, social and sociocultural factors involved in the development of various psychological disorders will be examined. Research related to the etiology of psychological disorders and the efficacy of current treatments, including current trends in psychopharmacology, will be presented. Students will learn how mental health problems are categorized and develop applied skills in diagnostic interviewing.

3 Hours Lecture
3 Credits



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