These two courses are typically offered and also tend to be popular with CUSSW alumni:
1) Normal and Pathological Aspects of Childhood
This course takes a developmental approach to childhood psychopathology from infancy until adolescence. Biological and environmental influences on psychopathology, current concepts in using psychopathological criteria for diagnosis, issues of co-morbidity and of continuity and discontinuity of disorders are addressed from the developmental perspective. Actual case material is used to illustrate various clinical entities and to relate them to situations confronting the social worker.
2) Adult Psychopathology and Pathways to Wellness
Designed to give students an overall view of the psychopathology demonstrated by patients with the major psychiatric conditions, this course emphasizes background information concerning concepts of diagnosis in their historical context, and current concepts using specific psychopathological criteria to reach a diagnosis as expounded by DSM IV.