Abnormal Behavior & Clinical Psychology (Certificate)
What you'll learn
- Identify the various roles that mental health professionals play within the mental health system.
- Describe the theoretical foundations of therapeutic psychology to include: intake, problem identification and assessment, and facilitate therapeutic change.
- Recognize mental health issues that affect children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
- Explain theories of psychological concepts and major perspectives in abnormal psychology
- There are no requirements or prerequisites for taking this course
Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that deals with psychopathology and abnormal behavior, often in a clinical context. The term covers a broad range of disorders, from depression to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to personality disorders. Counselors, clinical psychologists, and psychotherapists often work directly in this field.
Abnormal psychology focuses on the patterns of emotion, thought, and behavior that can be signs of a mental health condition. Rather than the distinction between normal and abnormal, psychologists in this field focus on the level of distress that behaviors, thoughts, or emotions might cause.
If a behavior is creating problems in a person's life or is disruptive to other people, then this would be an "abnormal" behavior. In such cases, the behavior may require some type of mental health intervention.
Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about the following: Abnormal Psychology – Past and Present; Research in Abnormal Psychology; Models of Abnormality; Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment; Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Related Disorders; Disorders of Trauma and Stress; Treatments for Depressive and Bipolar Disorders; Suicide; Eating Disorders; Substance Use and Addictive Disorders; Sexual Disorders and Gender Variation; Personality Disorders; Disorders Common Among Children and Adolescents; Disorders of Aging and Cognition; and law, society, and the Mental Health Profession.
(Certificate of Completion)
This course offers an introduction to abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify the various roles that mental health professionals play within the mental health system.
2. Describe the theoretical foundations of therapeutic psychology to include: intake, problem identification and assessment, and the facilitation of therapeutic change.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone wanting to learn about mental health and clinical services for either personal and/or professional development.
Dr. Bev Knox is a professor of psychology and author…
For over 25 years, Professor Knox has conducted research on human behavior and motivation, especially in the areas of positive psychology and personal development as demonstrated in her vast body of professional endeavors. Her awards include: Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro; Official Citation given by the Office of the State Comptroller in CT; University Presidential Recognition for Teaching Excellence; Professor of the Year 2017; and Small Business Award Recognition.
Professor Knox has also been a featured guest on numerous television and radio shows. She has hosted events, benefits, and other special programming. Her upbeat attitude comes from her empowered sense of self by serving and encouraging others.
Professor Knox is experienced in course development of higher education curriculums. Teaching experience in the following college level courses “onsite” and “online” includes: Abnormal Psychology, Consumer Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Psychological Concepts, Educational Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, Exceptional Child, Hate Crimes, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, History & Systems, Cognitive Psychology, I/O Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Psychology of Adulthood, Theories of Personality, Child Psychology, Health Psychology (both undergraduate and graduate), Life Span Development, Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology I & II, Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Group Therapy, Group Dynamics, Counseling Psychology, Conflict Management and Mediation, Seminar in Behavior Therapy, Intro to Sociology, Ethics and Diversity, Speech Communications, Religion in the Workplace, and Preparation for College Study. Other teaching experience includes over 40+ personal development courses.