CREDITS: 3 Credit Hours DURATION: August 24 - December 8 PRICE: $435.00 INSTRUCTOR: Katherine Hendrick
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Course Description: A systematic study of mental disorders, applying scientific methods in an effort to understand disturbed or abnormal behavior and applying this knowledge to clinical assessment and therapy with clients. The student will be able to recognize symptoms of a mental disorder, define abnormal behavior, and the classification system, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5). Cultural determinants of what is considered abnormal will be discussed. Treatment, mental health, and legal aspects of abnormal behavior are included.
TEXTBOOK(S): Oltmanns, T. F., & Emery, R. E. (2015). Abnormal Psychology (8th edition – DSM 5). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. Yarhouse, M.A., Butman, R.E., & McRay. B.W. (2016). Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. (2nd Ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.