- goal setting
What you will learn
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
An intro level understanding of symptomatology, intervention strategies, and relevant contextual factors of broad experiences of psychopathology.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Throughout all three courses, you will be asked to engage with reflective strategies and journaling - which you are free to share or keep private, at your preference. These prompted activities will reflect on your own understandings and experiences with the topics, ultimately guiding you through activities to identify opportunities for empathy towards others and create behavioral changes in your own day to day life.
How the Specialization Works
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Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
History of Mental Illness
Creating Behavioral Change
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