Course: PSY 610A,B. Advanced Psychopathology (3,3)

Prerequisite: PSY 310. State-of-the-science review of the principal methods for assessing psychopathology in children and adults. Discussion of the empirical and theoretical basis of the current DSM. PSY 610A covers child and adolescent psychopathology, while PSY 610B covers adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. Both courses include key issues in retrospective assessment, family history and cultural influences. For each symptom classification, current theoretical and empirical treatment approaches are presented, including the psycho-pharmacological approach.