- Understand the major diagnostic categories including the theories related to the development of the disorder.
- Understand the historical and scientific considerations related to current paradigms in psychopathology and therapy, classification and diagnosis and clinical assessment procedures.
- Understand the philosophical assumptions, key concepts, processes, dynamics and techniques associated with the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy.
- Understand the major schools of psychological thought, including analyzing and comparing the different schools of psychiatry from historical, empirical, and clinical perspectives.
- Be able to articulate the major theoretical underpinnings of the functionalist, cognitive, and associative theories of learning and demonstrate the ability to apply them to settings within one’s community of practice.
- Be able to analyze the functions and origins of psychological testing, the nature and use of psychological tests, and the administration, scoring, and interpretation of those tests.
- Be able to analyze critical issues of tests of aptitude, intelligence, educational achievement, and individual psychological functioning with children, adults, and special populations, including the social and ethical implications of testing and psychological assessment.
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