8.1 Introduction to Psychological Disorders
8.2 Psychological Perspectives and Etiology of Disorders
8.3 Neurodevelopmental and Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
8.4 Bipolar, Depressive, Anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
8.5 Trauma- and Stressor-Related, Dissociative, and Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
8.6 Feeding and Eating, Substance and Addictive, and Personality Disorders
8.7 Introduction to Treatment of Psychological Disorders
8.8 Psychological Perspectives and Treatment of Disorders
8.9 Treatment of Disorders from the Biological Perspective
8.10 Evaluating Strengths, Weaknesses, and Empirical Support for Treatments of Disorders
8.A Recognize the use of the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association as the primary reference for making diagnostic judgments.
8.B Describe contemporary and historical conceptions of what constitutes psychological disorders.
8.C Discuss the intersection between psychology and the legal system.
8.D Evaluate the strengths and limitations of various approaches to explaining psychological disorders.
8.E Identify the positive and negative consequences of diagnostic labels.
8.F Discuss the major diagnostic categories, including neurodevelopmental disorders, neurocognitive disorders, schizophrenia spectrum, and other psychotic disorders, and their corresponding symptoms.
8.G Discuss the major diagnostic categories, including anxiety disorders, bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, and their corresponding symptoms.
8.H Discuss the major diagnostic categories, including dissociative disorders, somatic symptom and related disorders, and trauma- and stressor-related disorders and their corresponding symptoms.
8.I Discuss the major diagnostic categories, including feeding and eating disorders, personality disorders, and their corresponding symptoms.
8.J Describe the central characteristics of psychotherapeutic intervention.
8.K Identify the contributions of major figures in psychological treatment.
8.L Describe major treatment orientations used in therapy and how those orientations influence therapeutic planning.
8.M Summarize effectiveness of specific treatments used to address specific problems.
8.N Discuss how cultural and ethnic context influence choice and success of treatment (e.g., factors that lead to premature termination of treatment).
8.O Describe prevention strategies that build resilience and promote competence.
8.P Summarize effectiveness of specific treatments used to address specific problems from a biological perspective.
8.Q Compare and contrast different treatment methods.
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