PSY-541 Psychopathology I: Cognitive, Psychotic, & Affective Disorders (W22)
This course will cover or review substantial foundational knowledge of psychology of the individual in relation to the conceptualization of mental disorders. It addresses the various cognitive, psychotic, and affective components of severe mental illness. Attention will be given to a comprehensive understanding of the phenomenology, psychodynamics, diagnostics, and clinical symptom profile of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, cognitive impairments and dementia, borderline conditions, and severe affective disorders including clinical depression, bipolar disorder, and the problem of suicide. Fundamental skills in conceptualization, case formulation, and the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-V classification system in relation to symptom clusters will be core competencies.