Monday, October 7, 2013

CHED Course Specification on Abnormal Psychology

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Course Specification on Abnormal Psychology
Refer to this link for the CHED Memo Order 38 Series of 2010 -

Course Description

An introduction to the nature, causes and possible interventions of psychological
disorders. The students are expected to be familiar with the nomenclature and
classifications of mental disorders, by the end of the course. Indigenous concepts
of abnormality and abnormal behavior will also be discussed. Ethical considerations
in abnormal psychology/clinical psychology are discussed.

For those reviewing and planning to take the Psychometrician Licensure Exam the following course content should be covered since these are CHED suggested course content:

1) Definitions of Normality and Abnormality

2) Some Abnormal Behaviors (including indigenous forms)                                                                    
a) Disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence                                        
b) Cognitive Disorders                                                                                                                  
c) Substance-related Disorders                                                                                                        
d) Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders                                                                                
e) Mood Disorders                                                                                                                          
f) Anxiety Disorders                                                                                                                        
g) Dissociative Disorders                                                                                                                  
h) Personality Disorders

3) Diagnosis using DSM-IV TR (Axis I to V - with the recently published DSM 5 it would be good to familiarize on the updated version of this categories)

4) Alternative Approaches to Diagnosis (ICD-10)

5) Therapeutic Interventions and Related Issues

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