This course provides a foundation in psychopathology for non-medically trained helping professionals practicing in the field of behavioral health. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to gather and analyze relevant information, make accurate diagnoses based upon that information, and articulate positive and negative factors related to conferring a diagnosis on individuals from various racial, ethnic, religious, social class, and sexual groups and weigh ethical dilemmas within the diagnosis process.
This course is one of the required courses to complete the certificate in Advanced Behavioral Health.
Students will need a Web Cam with a microphone and speakers installed and properly working before class begins.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Ed. (2013)
American Psychiatric Association
- Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers, 3rd Ed. (2013)
Gray, Susan W. and Zide, Marilyn R.