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CNSL 550 Diagnosis/Treatment Plan:Counseling

The purpose of this course is for students to learn about select mental disorders and psychopathologies that pose challenges to people across the lifespan. Biological, psychological, social and environmental factors implicated in vulnerability and resilience to these disorders are examined. Students develop skills in the diagnosis of mental disorders using the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria. Students also learn treatment planning strategies using best practice and evidence-based treatment approaches and models.