MFT 206 - Overview of the DSM for Marriage and Family Therapists
This course provides an understanding of diagnosis according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, and of pharmacological treatments for psychological disorders in individuals. Also included is an analysis of how family systems theory arose in direct opposition to the DSM categories and a comparison of the two models. The historical development and social construction of the diagnostic and statistical categories used in a traditional psychotherapy will be addressed. Topics covered include: the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual as it is utilized in agencies and by insurance companies, and the specific codes used.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: (Formerly Overview of the DSM for Mental Health Professionals.)