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AGTS PCP 663 - COURSE SYLLABUS

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ASSE M B L I ES O F G O D T H E O L O G I C A L SE MI N AR Y PC P 663 Psychopathology Thursday @ 6:00 ± 8:45 PM Melody Palm, Psy. D. Spring 2012 AGTS 268-1071 e-mail [email protected] C O URSE SY L L A BUS C O URSE D ESC R IPT I O N This course is a study of adult psychopathology and behavioral disturbance in the context of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Each major diagnostic category will be studied emphasizing the definitions, etiology, and disorder maintenance, assessment by symptom recognition, differential diagnosis and preferred therapy. PR O G R A M & C O U RSE O BJE C T I V ES MAC Program Objectives: Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the counseling degree, the program participant will be able to: ¾ Identify appropriate individual, couple, family, group, and systems modalities for initiating, maintaining, and terminating counseling, including the use of crisis intervention, and brief, intermediate, and long-term approaches. ¾ Demonstrate competencies to accurately diagnosis pathology as well to select, administer, and interpret appropriate comprehensive assessments with an awareness of cultural bias in their implementation and interpretation. ¾ Explain the interface between therapist responsibility and the professional, spiritual, social and political context of treatment. The following course objectives are designed to meet the student learning outcomes of the MAC degree program. Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Define mental disorder 2. Describe the history of the DSM 3. Identify the five axes of the DSM 4. Describe how and why the DSM is used. 5. Describe criteria for the major diagnostic categories. 6. Identify etiological factors involved in each major disorder. 7. Identify dominant treatment modalities for each major disorder. 8. Accurately diagnose mental disorders after review of case studies.PCP 663 Psychopathology II 2 Melody Palm R E Q UIR E D T E X T B O O KS Sarason, I. G. & Sarason, B. R. (2005). Abnormal psychology: The problem of maladaptive behavior. (11th ed.). Upper saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 9 ISBN # 0-13-118111-4. (List price $147.20) American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-IV-TR. Washington DC: Author. 9 ISBN # 0-89-0420270. (List price $49.95) R E C O M M E ND E D T E X T B O O KS American Psychological Association. (2010) Publication Manual of American Psychological Association, (6th ed).Washington DC: Author 9 ISBN # 1-43-3805618. (List price $39.95) B ASI C C O URSE O U T L I N E 1/12 Introduction to Course & Review of Syllabus 1/19 Ch. 1 Introduction ³ Ch. 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Maladaptive Behavior 1/26 Ch. 3 The Therapeutic Enterprise: Choices, Techniques, Evaluation ³ Ch. 4 Classification & Assessment 2/9 Ch. 5 Stress, Coping, and Maladaptive Behavior 2/16 Ch. 6 Bodily Maladaptations: Eating, Sleep, and Psychophysiological Disorders 2/23** Ch. 7 Disorders of Bodily Preoccupation 3/1 NO Class Spring Study Break February 27st ± March 2nd -- SPRING STUDY BREAK 3/8 MI D T E RM E XA MIN A TIO N (Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4,5,6,7 & 17) 3/15 Ch. 8 Anxiety Disorders 3/22 Ch 9 Sexual Variants and Disorders 3/29* Ch.10 Personality Disorders 4/5 Ch. 11 Mood Disorders & Suicide 412** Ch. 12 Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders; 4/19 Ch. 13 Cognitive Impairment Disorders 4/26 F IN A L E X A M I N A T I O N (Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) Class will attend chapel together during the semester. Dates to be given at a later date. ** Assignment due.PCP 663 Psychopathology II 3 Melody Palm M E T H O D O L O G Y The format of the course will consist of lectures, class discussions, multi-media presentations, homework assignments, and examinations. C O URSE R E Q UI R E M E N TS 1. Professionalism and courtesy in regard to attendance is expected. 2. Active participation in class discussions is expected. Students who attempt to monopolize discussions will be asked to limit their contributions to class discussions. 3. Completion of all readings as assigned is expected. 4. Completion of all papers and assignments on time is expected. (Late papers/assignments will be lowered one letter grade for each date late.) 5. Each week at the beginning of class a quiz will be given over the assigned chapter. There will be no make-up quizzes. The instructor will drop the lowest quiz score. 6. Completion of two comprehensive examinations based on the assigned readings, lectures, class discussions, and multi-media presentations is expected. Grades will be based on the following: A = 95%+ B = 85-94% C = 75-84% D = 65-74% F = 64 & below. Professor reserves the right to curve scores if necessary. 7. Student will write a three page interaction paper on chapter 17 of the text book titled, 6RFLHW\¶V 5HVSRQVH WR 0DODGDSWLYH %HKDYLRU Student will interact with the content of the chapter DV ZHOO DV UHIOHFW RQ WKH FKXUFK¶V UHVSRQVH WR PDODGDSWLYH EHKDYLRU 6WXGHQW ZLOO incorporate creative recommendations as to how the church could more effectively respond to the mentally ill and those who struggle with emotional and psychological difficulties. Paper is due at the beginning of class, February 16th, 2012. 8. Student will write a major research paper on a mental disorder. Paper will be a minimum of 13-15 pages written text. Paper should cite a minimum of thirteen or more key references in the paper. (Text book does not count as a reference.) It is standard research protocol to cite two different sources for each written page. Prominent names in the field should be cited. Current research (within the past five years, 2005+) is required. Proper electronic citation is required. Sources are to be scholarly and preferably peer reviewed research. The paper must be well written, researched, and strict adherence to APA will be expected. Paper should be left margin justified, 12 Point Times New Roman font. Topic of paper must be approved by professor. Paper is due on April 5th, at 6:00 PM. Paper will be reduced a letter grade for each day it is late. Grades for writing assignments will assigned as following: A Pape r is publishable²Outstanding paper: Stellar research, writing, grammar, citation and adherence to


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