Buy Guided CEFS 546 – Psychopathology

Buy Guided CEFS 546-Psychopathology

Course Description

This course studies psychological disorders and normalcy across the lifespan. Students are prepared to responsibly and competently assess, diagnose, conceptualize, and counsel clients as defined by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual classification system. Concepts and constructs, assessment processes, etiology, cultural factors, differential diagnosis, decision-making, and evidence-based therapeutic approaches are emphasized. Clinical and scientific research is integrated through the course with a biblical worldview so that students will have a robust biopsychosocial-spiritual lens to understand and treat mental disorders.

For information regarding the prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Becoming a professional in the field of counseling will require a thorough knowledge of the current diagnostic criteria used by the mental health profession. Making an accurate differential diagnosis is a key component of effective counseling. Understanding the DSM-5 and acquiring interviewing strategies for effectively and efficiently gathering diagnostic information will aid the developing counselor in becoming competent. This course is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge to be competent in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning using the DSM-5. Further, the course contains information that you will need to know to pass most state licensure exams.

Proficient knowledge of all aspects of human behavior, coupled with sound biblical values, will permit a more active and excellent, informed dialogue and critique of present clinical practice.

Method of Instruction: This 8-week course is delivered in an online format, with Canvas as the primary instructional delivery method. Students complete one module per week throughout the course.

Measurable Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Common Core Courses Matrix of Student Competencies

F.3  Human Growth & Development
  Course/Experience –Learning Experiences
F.3.c. theories of normal and abnormal personality development Quiz: Disorders Often First Seen in Childhood or Adolescence; Case Study
F.3.d.  theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behavior Quiz: Addictive Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Psychotic Disorders

 

F.3.e.  biological, neurological, and physiological factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior Quizzes (all 4); Case Studies (all 5); Case Presentation Paper
F.3.f. systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior Quizzes (all 4); Case Studies (all 5); Case Presentation Paper
F.5  Counseling and Helping Relationships
F.5.d.  ethical and culturally relevant strategies for establishing and maintaining in-person and technology-assisted relationships Case Presentation Paper, Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma- & Stress-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; Quiz: Disorders Often First Seen in Childhood or Adolescence
F.5.g. essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills Case Studies (all 5)                                                                        
F.5.n. process for aiding students in developing a personal model of counseling Case Studies (all 5)
F.8  Research and Program Evaluation
F.8.b. identification of evidence-based counseling practices Case Presentation Paper

Evidence of Student Competencies: 

 

  Course/ExperienceLearning Experiences
CMHC FOUNDATIONS
CMHC 1.a. history and development of clinical mental health counseling Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma- & Stress-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
CMHC 1. b. theories and models related to clinical mental health counseling,  Video Discussion: Christian Worldview of Psychopathology; Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 1. c. principles, models, and documentation formats of biopsychosocial case conceptualization and treatment planning. Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 1.d. neurobiological and medical foundation and etiology of addiction and co-occurring disorders Quiz: Addictive Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Psychotic Disorders
CMHC 1.e. psychological tests and assessments specific to clinical mental health counseling Case Presentation Paper, Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma- & Stress-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
CMHC CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS
CMHC 2.b. etiology, nomenclature, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders. Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 2. c. mental health service delivery modalities within the continuum of care, such as inpatient, outpatient, partial treatment and aftercare, and clinical mental health counseling services network. Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 2.d. diagnostic process, including differential diagnosis, and the use of current diagnostic classification systems, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 2.e. potential for substance use disorders to mimic and co-occur with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychological disorder Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma- & Stress-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Quiz: Addictive Disorders, Schizophrenia Spectrum, Psychotic Disorders
CMHC 2. f.  impact of crises and trauma- on individuals with mental health diagnoses Case Study 2
CMHC 2. h. G.3. classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psycho-pharmacological medications for appropriate medical referrals  and consultation Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 2. i.  legislation and government policy relevant to clinical mental health counseling Quiz: Disorders Often First Seen in Childhood or Adolescence
CMHC 2. j. D.2. cultural factors relevant to clinical mental health counseling. Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 2. l. A.2. Understand ethical and legal considerations specifically related to the practice of clinical mental health counseling Case Presentation Paper, Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma- & Stress-Related, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; Quiz: Disorders Often First Seen in Childhood or Adolescence
CMHC PRACTICE
CMHC 3.b. techniques and interventions for the prevention and  treatment of a broad range of mental health issues Case Presentation Paper, Case Studies (all 5), Quizzes (all 4)
CMHC 3. c. strategies for interfacing with the legal system regarding court-referred clients Quiz: Disorders Often First Seen in Childhood or Adolescence
CMHC 3.e. strategies to advocate for persons with mental health issues Quiz: Anxiety, Trauma-, & Stress-Related, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

 

Course Requirements Checklist Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion: Christian Worldview & Psychopathology Video

For this assignment, the student will post an initial video post for the prompt for each forum. The initial video must be a minimum of 3 minutes to a maximum of 5 minutes long and must contain at least two sources: the Bible and one (1) scholarly source outside the Learn and Textbook materials. The student must comment on his/her posted video, with a written current APA reference for the source cited. In addition to the initial post, the student has required to post two (2) VIDEO replies, either two (2) replies to classmates or one (1) reply to a classmate and one (1) reply to a question posted by the instructor. Both of the replies must be a minimum of 2 minutes long and a maximum of 3 minutes long and use at least one (1) scholarly source. Meets MLOs: CMHC 1.b.; CMHC 2.f.; CMHC 3. e.

DSM-5 Summaries Assignment (4)

The student will have four sets of summaries to complete. Each set will contain a 1-page summary of a category of disorders (one page per category; e.g., in Summary set 1, one page for Bipolar and Related Disorders, one page for Depressive Disorders, and one page for Anxiety Disorders). Each category should include the following headings: Overview, Disorders, and Risk and Prognostic Factors.

Case Presentation Paper Assignment

The student will create a case presentation including the following sections: Identifying Information, Presenting Concerns, History, Mental Status Exam, Treatment Recommendations, and Answer Key. The assignment must be 7-8 pages long, excluding the title page and reference page. The paper must be in the current APA format and does not require an abstract. This assignment requires a minimum of two resources from peer-reviewed journals that are less than 10 years old.

Step 1: The student will submit a request for the diagnosis on which they will base their case presentation as a quiz. The student must receive written approval from the professor to proceed with the case presentation.

Step 2: The student will write a Case Presentation using the following sections: Identifying Information, Presenting Concerns, History, Mental Status Exam, Treatment Recommendations, and Answer Key. Meets MLOs: F.3.e.; F.3.f.; F.5.d.; F.8.b. ; CMHC 1.e; CMHC 2.b.; CMHC 2.b.; CMHC 2.c.; CMHC 2.d.; CMHC 2.h. G.3.; CMHC 2. j. D.2; CMHC 2. l. A.2.; CMHC 3. b.

Case Studies Assignments (5)

The student must write a 3-5-page Case Study in the current APA format that determines the key issues presented, provides diagnostic impressions based upon the DSM-5, and includes treatment recommendations that support a collaborative effort and include a bio/psycho/social/spiritual approach. Each Case Study must include at least 3 scholarly sources in addition to referencing the course textbooks and the Bible. MLO’s: F.3.e.; F.3.f. ; F.5.g.; F.5.n.; CMHC 2.b.; CMHC 2.c.; CMHC 2.d.; CMHC 2.h. G.3.

Advising Acknowledgement Quiz

Quizzes (5)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the specified modules. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour 30-minute time limit. The module 3 quiz is a text response in which the student will enter the topic for his/her module 7 paper. MLO’s: F.3.c; F.3.d.; F.3.e.; F.3.f. ; F.5.d.; CMHC 1.a.; CMHC 1.b.; CMHC 1.c.; CMHC 1.d.; CMHC 2.b.; CMHC 1.e; CMHC 2.c.; CMHC 2.d.; CMHC 2.e.;  CMHC 2.h. G.3.; CMHC 2.i.; CMHC 2. j. D.2; CMHC 2. l. A.2.; CMHC 3.b.; CMHC 3. c.

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