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APSY 2241 Mental Illness: Social and Clinical Perspectives (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Provides overview of theoretical models and phenomenology currently defining the field of abnormal psychology, focusing particularly on socio-cultural contributions to conceptualizations of mental illness and distress. First half of course reviews and critiques current constructions of the nature of mental illness, as well as classification, assessment, and treatment of mental illness. Second half highlights specific forms of mental illness, with attention to the causes and subjective experience of psychopathology.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: APSY2240

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Last Updated: 29-Sep-15