PSY 600 Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

3 Units

This course reviews the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders system. A range of treatment approaches including individual, group, psychopharmacological, and systemic are discussed, with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions and sociocultural considerations. Principles of recovery-oriented mental health care are reviewed, and students learn intake and treatment planning skills. Prerequisite: PSY 657.