TPC 361: Abnormal Psychology
The Abnormal Psychology course will establish a foundation for the identification and treatment of the major psychological disorders. The course will also provide a forum for students to critically examine the construct of abnormality and to deepen their compassion and empathy for those experiencing mental illness.
Students will learn about the etiology, treatment, and current research on these disorders through a combination of lecture, cases, multimedia, class discussion, and experiential exercises. Additionally, we will examine the various disorders from biological, social, behavioral, cognitive, psychological, and humanistic perspectives. Students will have opportunities to apply class material to contemporary issues in mental health, as well as to their internship experiences. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to the complexities of human behavior and psychological struggles, as well as cultural, economic, and ethical issues that arise in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Staff