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2021-2022 Catalog
SOW 6125: Psychopathology

Course Description for Psychopathology

SOW6125: Psychopathology

Description: In this course students will learn to apply a biopsychosocial model to the assessment and diagnosis of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders classified in the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). In addition to learning how to use the DSM in social work practice, students will engage in critical analyses of the DSM, exploring the impact of oppression and bias on the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as well as the social construction of “mental illness.”