Psychopathology | Spalding University Catalog

SW-710: Psychopathology

3 credit hours

This course includes content on psychopathology as it is represented in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5, 2013). Contemporary theories and scientific research of major psychological disorders will be discussed, as well as the historical classification and sociocultural implications of today’s mental disorders. Diagnostic criteria (assessment) of mental health disorders will be covered as well as evidence-based treatments used for said disorders. Content on the professional, ethical, and cultural issues relating to psychopathology will be included with an emphasis on trauma-induced conditions.