Sep 29, 2022  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 8130 - Psychopathology I: Diagnosis and Assessment


3 cr.
This course explores major categories of emotional and behavioral disturbance utilizing the DSM-5 diagnostic classification system. Case vignettes are used to provide students with practice in differential diagnosis using the DSM-5. The course reviews the following for each category of psychopathology: essential features, associated features, diagnostic criteria and multiaxial classification. Clinical interviewing and assessment is addressed, as well as legal and ethical issues related to assessment and diagnosis.



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