This course introduces assessment, diagnosis, and prognosis of mental disorders for adults. Study will emphasize the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Biological, psychological, and social constructs in diagnosis will be considered. Students will explore the causes of dysfunction, the process of labeling, psychiatric nomenclature, and the impact of culture in diagnosis.
- Teacher: Marlen Kanagui-Munoz
- Teacher: Diana Le
- Teacher: Jackey Smith