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Courses - Fall 2023
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Psychopathology and Diagnosis in Family Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: FMSC651.
Restriction: Must be in Couple and Family Therapy (Master's) program.
The purpose of this course is to assist intermediate family therapists in further developing their knowledge, clinical, and professional expertise by deepening their understanding of major child and adult psychopathology. Further, students will learn to apply this knowledge to their clinical work, particularly in addressing individual family members' psychopathology within the context of family relationships. Major foci of the course include assessment and diagnostic interviewing in family therapy, and intervention with forms of psychopathology such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and major mental disorders with clients who present for couple and family therapy.