CPY5250I_psychopath_intro_week_one_vo

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Published on March 14, 2014

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Psychopathology Areas to Consider: 1 Psychopathology Areas to Consider CPY 5250I - Week 1 Psychopathology : Psychopathology Potential Areas to Consider Spiritual Religious Cultural Economic context Social context 2 Psychopathology : Psychopathology Potential Areas to Consider Social context Family system Individual psychodynamics Biological Each of these areas can be connected to the others. Pathology must be considered from a multicausal perspective vs unicausal 3 Psychopathology Consideration Areas : Psychopathology Consideration Areas Potential Areas to Consider – Cultural Normal/abnormal Important to learn about client’s culture regarding specific symptoms and diagnoses (DSM – Cultural Formulation (p. 749) Cultural expressions/conceptions of various disorders and symptoms Other factors 4 Psychopathology Consideration Areas : Psychopathology Consideration Areas Potential Areas to Consider – Biological Brain functions and brain abnormalities Brain imaging Genes (family history) Developmental history (biological/environmental) 5 Psychopathology Consideration Areas : Psychopathology Consideration Areas Potential Areas to Consider – Spiritual View of religion and/or spirituality View of sin and redemption (works based or grace based) Is sin the cause of psychopathology? 6 References: References American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. Maddux, J. E., & Winstead, B. A. (2012). Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding. New York, NY: Routledge . 7

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