2013 - 2014
Graduate Catalogue

PC678  Psychopathology     (3.00 cr.)

An introduction to the major psychiatric diagnoses included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), with an overview of classification, diagnosis, and etiology of mental disorders most likely encountered in pastoral counseling ministry. This also includes mental status exams, ethical and legal issues, professional identification, and multicultural and social justice issues related to this topic. The goal is for the student to develop skills in gathering relevant information from interviews and/or other sources and to diagnose mental disorders on the basis of current DSM-IV criteria. Must be taken before PC661.

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