PSYC6720 Assessment of Psychopathology and Personality

Course Description

3 units; 2 Lect., 2 Lab.; 2nd term

This course focuses on the theoretical, practical and cross-cultural issues related to the assessment of psychopathology and personality. Students will be exposed to a variety of clinical evaluation protocols used for the collection of data in order to evaluate the psycholopathological status of an individual. They will learn about the application of these techniques to a wide range of clinical psychological problems as stipulated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorder Version 5 (DSM-V). These include mental state examination, test administration and interpretation, diagnostic decision making, integration of material derived from patient history and other sources, and comprehensive case conceptualization.