Certificate in Professional Counseling - Childhood to Adulthood Psychopathology for Mental Health Professionals

Course Code
CNSA 674  Credits
Title Childhood to Adulthood Psychopathology for Mental Health Professionals 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course assists students in understanding both adaptive and maladaptive behavior across the life span, with particular attention given to child, adolescent and adult behavior. It provides students with foundations to assess, differentiate and diagnose various mental disorders based on the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). It will also focus on etiology, symptomatology, treatment, and prognosis of various disorders, as well as the associated biological, personal, and social characteristics. It also examines aspects of resiliency, stress and mental illness, and functioning based on race, culture, family of origin and gender difference.