This unit covers important aspects of abnormal behaviour, including historical influences, theory, assessment, specific psychopathologies, treatment methods, and legal issues. Both the scientific and professional aspects of psychopathology are studied. Students will be provided with a broad and comprehensive review of abnormal psychology by studying and contrasting different disorders and theoretical perspectives. Therapeutic interventions frequently used to treat psychological disorders are also introduced.
Demonstrate in depth understanding of core concepts of abnormal psychology with particular reference to diagnosis, clinical picture, causes, and treatment methods
Critically evaluate abnormal psychology research and methods of classification from social, philosophical and theological perspectives
Apply theoretical knowledge in assessing behaviour and classifying psychological disorders
Express insight into the relationship between conceptualisation and treatment of psychological disorders
Core unit of the Bachelor of Counselling Prerequisite unit: Introduction to Psychology
A combination of readings, lectures, and tutorials.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Case Study - Case Study||1500||30.0|
|Essay - Minor Essay||1500||30.0|
|Essay - Major Essay||2000||40.0|
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 18 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-18 15:34:24 +1000