Course Description 

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year. Data also suggests that at some point in their lives, 46% of Americans met the criteria established by the American Psychiatric Association for at least one mental illness. As such, this course will focus on a range of mental health conditions that psychologists and psychiatrist commonly offer treatment for. During this course you will consider the historical development and current conceptualizations of mental health distress as well as being exposed to various models of psychopathology, and current research on the etiology and treatments for a range of mental health disorders.