Wesleyan University
Abnormal Psychology Specialization
Wesleyan University

Abnormal Psychology Specialization

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Jen D'Andrea
Jill Morawski
Alexis May

Instructors: Jen D'Andrea

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  • An intro level understanding of basic tenets of psychopathology, including how to identify indications of distress

  • Empathic approaches to engaging with individuals in distress and evidence-based strategies for supporting yourself and others

  • An awareness of historical precedent in the discipline of mental health and how that history affects modern-day perceptions of psychopathology

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Specialization - 3 course series

Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

Course 114 hours4.9 (344 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • An intro level understanding of symptomatology, intervention strategies, and relevant contextual factors of broad experiences of psychopathology.  

  • A fundamental understanding of the indications a family member, friend, or colleague may be experiencing distress

  • The comfort level required for initiating an empathic, compassionate conversation with a person of concern.

History of Mental Illness

Course 215 hours4.6 (104 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Gain familiarity with the evolution of the modern sciences and professions of abnormal psychology

  • Become aware of the cultural and socio-economic factors that have influenced our understanding and treatment of mental illness

  • Learn strategies for undertaking close reflection on diagnostic classifications and treatment of mental illness, both past and present

Creating Behavioral Change

Course 310 hours4.8 (115 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Fundamental principles of behavior change

  • How those principles are applied in evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions

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Wesleyan University
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