Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-550-174 055575 Overview of Mental Disorders
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-550-174 OVERVIEW OF MENTAL DISORDERS ... Learners will be introduced to the symptomology and etiology and classification of psychiatric disorders and treatment. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Human Services Associate Degree, Substance Abuse Counselor Technical Diploma, or Substance Abuse Specialty Certificate)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Compare and contrast psychological abnormality from historical perspective to current views
  2. Summarize current research methods as they apply to abnormal psychology
  3. Outline the multi-dimensional criteria for determining abnormality
  4. Examine major theoretical perspectives within psychology as they apply to psychological disorders
  5. Critique DSM-IV classification system
  6. Summarize the characteristics of psychological disorders
  7. Summarize the charecteristics of substance abuse disorders
  8. Apply a biological, psychological and social framework to the etiology of a specific substance abuse disorder
  9. Investigate the relationship of assessment and diagnosis to the treatment of substance abuse disorders
  10. Identify potential moral, ethical and legal consideration in the substance abuse profession
  11. Explore future directions in the theory and practice of substance abuse