504 Abnormal Psychology & DSM-5

This course covers the development, symptoms, and patterns of maladjusted behavior.  Students are introduced to the DSM-5 categorization and classification of psychiatric phenomena. The goals of the course are for students to look at psychopathological behavior from a multidisciplinary and developmental framework in order to better understand deviant behavior as well as human behavior in general. The second major goal is to learn how to apply this multi-axial diagnostic assessment process to cases. The third goal is to gain a beginning understanding of the similarities and differences in case conceptualization between the DSM and Adlerian Psychology.