PHS BS103 - Chronic and Severe Mental Illness

(Credits: 3)

This course will develop the knowledge, skills, and practice behaviors needed to work with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.  The course will review the trends, modalities, and evidence-supported treatments for working with individuals’ psychiatric disabilities such as diagnosis of the DSM V major disorders, including mood, anxiety, personality, and psychotic disorders. Discrimination and social inequalities of those who suffer from psychiatric disabilities are highlighted throughout the course, including discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disability and diagnosis. This course will further expand students’ prior learning in diagnoses and psychotherapeutic treatments.