2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog
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COUN 5210 - Diagnosis and the DSM


Based on the DSM-5, this course provides an in-depth examination of the history and etiology of mental disorders.  In addition to learning the DSM-5 classification system, students gain an understanding of the social implications of psychiatric diagnosis, recovery, and stigma commonly associated with mental illness.  They become familiar with cultural diversity and other factors impacting diagnosis and assessment.  Students gain an understanding of the biological, neurological, psychosocial, and physiological factors that affect human functioning and behavior.  The clinical application of these principles is explored through study of relevant literature, investigation of case studies, and class discussions. Prerequisites: COUN 5000  Credits: 3



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