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Abnormal Psychology (PSY350)

Formerly Abnormal Psychology (PSY430)
Location: 
Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.
Length: 
39 hours (13 weeks).
Dates: 

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze historical perspectives toward abnormal behavior; define all the major DSM-IV classifications of abnormal behavior - their causes, manifestations and treatment (neuroses, psychosomatic disorders, personality disorders, addictive disorders, psychoses, organic disorders, eating disorders, suicide, and developmental disorders of childhood); outline the psychoanalytic, biological, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic theories about mental illness; and explain the major forms of treatment available today. Additionally, students will be able to independently locate sources of information about mental illness and demonstrate an ability to empathize with a person experiencing mental illness.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: historical perspective, major psychiatric (DSM-IV) categories, causes and treatment, and four major therapeutic orientations: Psychoanalytical, Biological, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Humanistic.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (2/11) (4/16 revalidation).

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