Advanced CMH Practice: Severe Mental Illness and Early Psychosis

School of Professional Psychology and Health CMH 6001 3.00

This course involves a careful examination of the etiology (biological, psychological, and social), clinical diagnosis, and treatment of severe and persistent mental illness, This includes a consideration of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe character pathology, dual diagnosis in a community mental health setting. A comprehensive, integrative, and contemporary theoretical framework through which to understand and treat severe and persistent mental illness across the lifespan will be introduced. Students will become adept at differential diagnosis, and the application of best practices; the inclusion of family members in treatment; early onset of the psychosis; the application of recovery and wellness principle, as well as the impact of poverty and stigma on treatment. CMH student

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