NPSY - Neuropsychiatry (NPSY)
Overview of current community-centered approaches to rehabilitation of persons with severe long-term mental illness. Emphasis placed on community-living problems, such as housing, social adjustment, supportive services, and employment.
Further exploration of methodologies and techniques for reintegrating individuals with severe mental illness into the workplace.
Theoretical background for understanding causes, symptomatology, and preferred treatment approaches for disorders identified in DSM-IV, the standard reference of the American Psychiatric Association. Prepares students to diagnose and treat mental health conditions.
Classification of mental disorders using the DSM-IV, standard reference of the American Psychiatric Association, and the interpretation of formalized evaluations and appraisal techniques in achieving differential diagnoses.
Theory, treatment, and psychological aspects of addictions to alcohol and other drugs.
Contemporary issues related to the provision of effective counseling and rehabilitation services with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (LGBT) population. The focus will be on attaining a level of applied knowledge and awareness commensurate with master's level professional practice.