Certificate in Professional Counseling - Clinical Appraisal & Diagnosis, Intervention & Treatment Planning

Course Code
CNSA 672  Credits
Title Clinical Appraisal & Diagnosis, Intervention & Treatment Planning 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course addresses clinical diagnosis, counseling interventions and treatment planning from a variety of perspectives. It will provide students with a broad theoretical base for understanding psychopathology, from both an individual, descriptive, symptoms perspective as presented in the DSM-5, and also from a contextual systemic perspective including developmental, familial patterns and sociocultural contributors. This course will introduce students to competencies in assessment/appraisal, in selecting effective treatment strategies, and in case presentation. This ability to conceptualize material will also provide students with a beginning ability to formulate treatment recommendations associated with the various diagnostic categories.