CCP 560: Psychopathology: Classification and Diagnostic Systems

The course covers general principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cultural factors of mental and emotional disorders.  Special attention will be devoted to learning how to use the DSM 5 as well as the PDM (Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual), to develop a comprehensive understanding of psychopathology from a psychodynamic perspective. Additional topics to be covered include formulating and developing psychodynamic case formulations and understanding treatment techniques associated with specific disorders.