PSYCHOL 7404 - Clinical Disorders in Adults and Children

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course aims to teach students to recognise and diagnose psychological disorders across the lifespan using current diagnostic classifications (e.g. DSMIVTR). Students gain an understanding of the aetiology and current evidenced based treatment of a wide range of mental health disorders. The first part of this course covers the relevant theories of psychopathology and treatment, and the importance of a sensitive approach to culture and ethnicity. The second part cover the clinical skills required to conduct a diagnostic interview and Global Assessment of Functioning.

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