|BL EDUC G615 15198 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY & ADV DIAGNOSIS|
course assumes the student has met the following pre-requisites:
1) Familiarity with the DSM categories and the ability to use the DSM manual to assign an initial diagnosis.
2) A graduate level understanding of the principles of measurement, test construction and evaluation.
3) Experience in the provision of counseling and psychotherapy.
course has the following objectives:
Understand the relationship between psychopathology and treatment planning in applying
therapeutic modalities to maintain and terminate counseling and psychotherapy
with mentally and emotionally impaired clients, including brief solution,
intermediate, and long-term approaches.
Understand the role of personality in psychopathology; specifically the
etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and
Familiarize students with two specific models of personality and psychopathology
used to assess mental status; identify abnormal, deviant, or psychopathological
behavior, and the interpret findings in current diagnostic categories. A specific focus is applied to the
history and politics of how they have developed.
Provide skill in administering scoring and interpreting the following
Provide knowledge and skills in using the following instruments in identifying
pathology and developing Individual Treatment Plans for clients seeking
counseling and/or psychotherapy treatment.
MCMI-II MMPI-2 MMPI-A Rorschach
Provide in depth knowledge of the development of Individual Treatment Plans (ITP's)
from a legal, ethical, and professional perspectives.
Evaluation of abilities in assessment, diagnosis of psychopathology and the
development of treatment plans will be carried out through:
a) clinical observation
of therapeutic interaction with case studies.
b) review of clinical
protocols and notes.
of cases in class.
Demonstration of skills in the integration of assessment and treatment will be
demonstrated by conducting case reviews.
course will focus on specific skills in assessment, diagnosis, and the
development of treatment plans. The course will present skills, strategies
and tactics for intervention based on diagnosis, assessment and evaluation of
clients identified by students enrolled in the class.
instructor for the Psychopathology and Advanced Diagnosis course will be Dr.
Michael Tracy. Office hours for instructor are posted at
first meeting of the Psychopathology and Advanced Diagnosis class will be held
on Tuesday January 10 at 7:00 PM in Room 20 in the School of
Education. If for some reason you are unable to attend this initial class,
please contact Michael Tracy.
A formal practicum is no longer associated with this class. Students must identify subject and are responsible for obtaining permission to test.
texts for the course will be:
John E, Jr., A Rorschach Workbook. , 1st Ed. (Rorschach Workshops, 2002).
Millon, Theodore and George Everly, Beyond DSM IV: A Biosocial Learning Approach, WIley April 1985
Before purchasing these books attend the first class. Options will be available from the instructor. They may be available in local bookstores as well. Check the internet websites prices may be better.
portion of each class period will be
devoted to supervision of the assessment work you are doing. Students will
works in teams of three in class and between classes to complete these
assignments. To facilitate
this process, notes from your sessions should be submitted to my web site no
more than 24 hours after the assessment has been completed. The
format for submitting notes will be discussed during the initial class.
Michael Tracy will have responsibility for supervising your assessment
work. Contact Michael Tracy if you need assistance with your work
during the semester.
Each class member will prepare a presentation on the assessment and case consultation work done with a client. This is to allow all members of the class to learn from the experience you have gained . All presentations and presentation materials will be posted in Oncourse. The presentations should include detailed information about instruments, scoring, interpretation, implications for DSM IV and differential diagnosis, the development of therapeutic goals and therapeutic strategies employed to achieve those goals. A discussion of the differential diagnostic process based on further evaluation and data in the process of counseling can be an especially informative part of your presentation. A discussion in class will follow postings.
student will communicate using the Indiana University Computing Services.
You will submit your case notes directly http://220.127.116.11/class_input/class_reports.asp
to my web site or through Oncourse.
If you have not used your account number, you can get your number, along with information on how to use it and basic instruction in computer use at IU Memorial Union, Room 061. You might be wise to take one of the short courses offered by the Computing Services.
Mike Tracy's Home Page
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