Psychopathology & Therapies

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.

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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, taught as part of the Introduction to Psychology course, 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.

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.

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 

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)

Psychopathology & Therapies
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