Advanced Diagnosis of Mental Disorders Across the Lifespan

Course Number: PMH 62024
4 Credits

This course builds on the foundations course providing the students with knowledge and skills to perform advanced clinical differential diagnoses and management of individuals with mental disorders using the criteria of the DSM-IV-TR. This course introduces special population with mental health needs in the military and federal health settings. Advanced critical thinking skills will be honed as the foundations process becomes more comprehensive, requiring additional data from collaborative sources (i.e. psychological tests, lab work, consultation with other providers, etc.). Students will be challenged to develop a treatment plan with interventions based on their diagnosis that include selecting a therapy mode, follow up intervals, medication recommendations and referral management.