This course introduces students to the multiaxial diagnostic system of the DSM-IV. The emphasis is on understanding, identifying, and accurately diagnosing adult Axis I disorders. Descriptive psychopathology is complemented by readings on current research, theory, and treatment.
Psychological Evaluation and Assessment
- E212APsychopathology & Psychodiagnosis I3None
- E212BPsychopathology & Psychodiagnosis II
This course, a continuation of E212A, focuses on infancy, childhood, and adolescence, as well as Axis II disorders. Integration of the DSM-IV multiaxial system with social, genetic, biological, and cultural factors is examined.2E212A
Clinical Foundations and Clinical Field Experience
- F213Clinic Practicum 2A
This second-year placement consists of training as a therapist in the PAU Kurt and Barbara Gronowski clinic. Students gain clinical skills by conducting intakes, counseling community clients, and participating in approximately four hours of supervision per week. The supervision focuses on student presentations, videotapes, and discussion of clinical casework. Relevant theory and research are discussed.3E212A, E212B, F201, F204, S201, passing grade on the Clinical Comprehensive Examination