Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHD 775 Diagnosis of Mental and Emotional Disorders 3 sem. hrs.
Overview of the historical issues and conceptual principles in classifying mental and emotional disorders using the DSM-IV-TR multiaxial coding system, applying processes and principles in making differential diagnosis, noting signs and symptoms of the diagnostic categories, and using diagnostic concepts and terminology. Current research/issues regarding the diagnostic categories and theories of etiology and prevention. Practice in diagnostic interviewing techniques and formulating case conceptualization and treatment goals using DSM diagnostic impressions. The impact of racial, ethnic, and cultural heritage issues on the diagnostic process and application of counseling theories and empirically supported techniques for treating specific diagnoses. Prerequisite: CHD 635, 772 and their prerequisites.
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