CE 701 Advanced Diagnostic Classification and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Provides the conceptual and theoretical foundation for the advanced study of mental health diagnostic classification, differential diagnoses, effective treatments, and pharmacologic management of persons with mental illness. Emphasis is on the mental health treatment across the life span, including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, in the context of the family, cultural diversity, and practice settings. This course emphasizes the importance of accurate diagnostic assessments as a key element in the effective treatment of the individual. Prerequisites: successful completion of CE 501 or an approved equivalent and permission of faculty. Minimum grade of B is required to advance in the program. (3)