2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
    
    Sep 30, 2020  
2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COUN 6720A - Diagnosis and Assessment


(5 cr.) This course is an overview of what is commonly referred to as abnormal psychology; however, what constitutes normalcy is considered from multiple perspectives. Specifically, this is an applied course where students explore the application of diagnostic criteria in various mental health work settings such as schools, rehabilitation facilities, community agencies, and private practices. Environmental and biological factors contributing to behavioral disorders are considered, using the scholar-practitioner model. Techniques are reviewed for the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive, emotional, and developmental disorders, as well as for psychophysiological and psychosocial problems. Multicultural factors that complicate diagnosis are reviewed.





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