2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    May 08, 2021  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]


Credits: Three
This course will involve the study of the impact of significant mental health disorders on the individual, family, and society. Particular emphasis will be placed on the individual experience of psychiatric disability and factors that facilitate role functioning and recovery. Students will develop a working knowledge of diagnostic nomenclature and criteria based upon the current classification system of psychiatric disorders (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision - DSM-IV-TR). This will involve an examination of the genetic, biochemical, psychosocial, and developmental issues related to psychopathology. The course focuses on rehabilitation interventions in collaboration with clinical treatment and peer support.