Advanced Psychopathology

PSY 701- 3CH

Prof. Dr. George Gonzalez, Ph.D.



COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is designed to build on student’s understanding of psychopathology, including diagnosis and theories of etiology. As an advanced approach to psychopathology, students will gain increased familiarity with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and will develop competency in diagnostic assessment and therapeutic approaches, with an additional emphasis on neurobiology of psychopathology and psychopharmacological treatments. This course covers most of the major psychiatric diagnoses currently in use. There will be an emphasis on increasing understanding of clinical issues and current research related to arrests in development and maladaptive behavior. Students encompassing etiological theories, epidemiology, and treatment approaches used with all major behavioral disorders will apply this knowledge through assessment, treatment planning, lectures and course readings.