Psychopathology & Therapies

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Psychopathology is described as the scientific study of abnormal behaviours, perceptions, thoughts, and experiences. Traditionally categorised by symptom onset and discussed in psychiatry and abnormal psychology, research examines genetic factors, or the impact of childhood trauma and life events, for causational explanations of emergent maladaptive disorders.

Why Study Psychopathology?

In any enquiry into abnormality, we first need to agree on a definition of what is normal?  In this highly fascinating topic on Psychopathology and Therapies, you will learn about the traditional definitions and categorisation of different psychopathologies, the biological, behavioural, cognitive, and psychodynamic approaches, and methods of treating psychological disorders.  With discussion on cognitive disorders, such as agoraphobia, delusions, schizophrenia, psychosis, learned helplessness, and the different approaches to treatment, you will learn about new contemporary theories of schizophrenia, depression and suicide, uniquely developed and explained by the analyst teaching this module, that offers a different perspective beyond the scientific approach and medicalised models.

Module Content:~

    • Discussion on ‘what is normal’ anyway?
    • Overview of Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Phobias, Agoraphobia & Delusions
    • Discussion & research into the medicalisation of mental disease
    • Characteristics of abnormal behaviour
    • The Disease Model: DSM & ICD classification of psychological disorders
    • Ethics, Issues, and Debates
    • Biological, Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Approaches
    • Assumptions and evaluations of approaches in psychopathology
    • Biological disease, infections, and neurology
    • Unresolved unconscious conflicts in Neurosis
    • Freud’s Structural Model of Personality: Id, Ego, and Superego
    • Ego defence mechanisms and Anxiety
    • Early childhood trauma and Conditioning
    • Social Learning Theory and Suicide
    • Cognitive biases and maladaptive schema formation
    • Psychological research and studies in psychopathology 
    • Comprehensive overview of therapies:  ECT, Psychosurgery, Drugs, Free Association, Dream Analysis, Projective Testing, Desensitisation, Flooding, CBT, and Placebo’s 

Personal Interest & Career Progression

This fully detailed and comprehensive module is for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of core psychopathology, the impact of childhood trauma, and the structure of the non-conscious part of the mind.  The information presented is highly recommended for students of psychology, those who work in care settings, and professional clinics, or those who wish to advance their knowledge and comprehension in the more extreme aspects of human cognition in professional careers such as;

    • Therapy, Counselling & Psychotherapy
    • Education & Learning
    • Trauma & Recovery Centres
    • Centres for Addiction Recovery
    • Medical, Health, & Wellbeing
    • Social Care & Services
    • Management & Human Resources
    • Probation, Policing & Rehabilitation
    • Working with Children & Adolescents
    • Mediation & Social Services

How it Works

This video module on Psychopathology & Therapies, taught by a professionally accredited lecturer in Psychology, can be taken as a stand-alone study, or as part of the complete course in core Psychology.  After purchase, video media is downloaded directly to your mobile or computing device, where you have unlimited lifetime access & replay with no login necessary.  You may take this or any module, or the entire course in Psychology, purely for personal interest purposes.  After completion, however, you have the option to apply for Certification for your Personal Curriculum Vitae, or Continual Professional Development (CPD) portfolios, by the submission of a brief online test of your knowledge gained.

    • Video Tutorial [1:10:00 hour recording]
    • Taught by a Professionally Accredited Lecturer in Psychology
    • No previous experience or formal pre-course requirements
    • Learn at your own pace, with replay facility
    • Download directly to your mobile or computing device
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access, No login required
    • Course & Modular Certification Available
    • Study Method: Distance Learning
    • Fee:  £15

People’s Reviews;

‘Carole is a fantastic teacher.  Her approach makes this complex subject so accessible. She’s brilliant!’
(Marian – Student of Life)

‘Carole is lovely, friendly, polite and absolutely love her style of teaching.  Have learned a lot about myself!’
(Tania – Accountant)

‘I have had a ball.  Would love to attend any future courses – subject fascinating on many levels – wish the course was longer’
(Lisa – Trainee Therapist)

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