This course studies psychological disorders and normalcy across the lifespan. Students are prepared to responsibly and competently assess, diagnose, conceptualize, and counsel clients as defined by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual classification system. Concepts and constructs, assessment processes, etiology, cultural factors, differential diagnosis, decisions-making, and evidence-based therapeutic approaches are emphasized. Clinical and scientific research is integrated through the course with a biblical worldview so that students will have a robust biopsychosocial and spiritual lens to understand and treat mental disorders.
Course Materials & Tuition
| Barlow, David H., V. Mark Durand, and Stefan G. Hofmann. Psychopathology: An Integrative Approach to Mental Disorders. 9th edition. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2022. ISBN: 978-0-8308-2850-0.
McRay, Barrett W., Mark A. Yarhouse, and Richard E. Butman. Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. 2nd edition. Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP Academic, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-357-65784-3.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Co-Occuring Disorders TIP 42. HHS Publication No. PEP20-02-01-004. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Free PDF.
|Total Cost of Course||$882.69|