This course provides an introduction to psychological distress, with an emphasis on current thinking, debates and research in the field. The course examines the core concepts in defining and classifying mental health difficulties, some of the major psychological disorders across the lifespan, empirically supported approaches to treating these disorders and supporting people towards recovery of their mental health. Students will be encouraged to think critically by acknowledging the role played by sociocultural forces, differences in culture and issues of diversity in psychological distress.

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Fall 22




Matthew McDonald



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