Introduction to Abnormal Psychology – Mental Disorders

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Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Mental Disorders)

Develop awareness of a range of common psychological disorders

Understand psychological ailments, Aetiology, symptoms, prognosis, and possible treatment options. Whilst the course largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider issues such as how do we define normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society – and when is it “abnormal”.

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Key benefits

  • Gain an Introductory Certificate in Abnormal Psychology
  • Learn a wide range of psychological disorders and ailments
  • Developed and delivered by a qualified Psychologist
  • Receive unlimited one-to-one tutor support
  • Complete online in your own time, at your own pace
  • Receive a FREE 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling

Course Summary

Investment:  $395 + GST or from only $25 per week with our interest free payment plan. Click here to enrol now

 

Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

 

Delivery and support: Online with expert tutor support via email or phone.

 

Duration: 100 hours. Learn at your own pace but ideally complete in 10 weeks.

 

About the developers: This course has been developed by highly qualified psychologists with many years working experience dealing with abnormal psychology.

Covering eleven comprehensive modules

  • PSCG125 – Disorders Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSCG120 – Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic & Cognitive Disorders
  • PSCG206 – Addiction Support – Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • PSCG194 – Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • PSCG121 – Depression and Related Conditions
  • PSCG103 – Anxiety Disorders
  • PSCG203 – Somatoform, Factitious & Dissociative Disorders
  • PSCG196 – Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  • PSCG126 – Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • PSCG143 – Impulse-Control Disorders & Adjustment Disorder
  • PSCG176 – Personality Disorders

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Sarah Tottle – Developer and Tutor

The course has been designed by a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors. Sarah Tottle is a trained business psychologist, and a member of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists & Clinical Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) association . Sarah is an international writer and her psychology research has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer, and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is currently completing her PhD.

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Accreditation awarded by the ACCPH

ACCPH, which is an independent regulatory body for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists, and Hypnotherapists. The certificate has been awarded level 3 status meaning students can become accredited members of the association on completion of the course. They will also have access to discounted life insurance, which is needed to practise as a coach.

Gain awareness of psychological disorders

Understand psychological ailments, Aetiology, abnormal symptoms, prognosis, and possible treatment options. Whilst the course largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider issues such as how do we define normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society – and when is it “abnormal”.

This course is for

  • Anybody wanting to expand their current understanding of psychology.
  • Those looking to increase their knowledge of complex psychological issues.
  • People looking to take a career step in the mental care industry.

Covering eleven comprehensive modules

  • PSCG125 – Disorders Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSCG120 – Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic & Cognitive Disorders
  • PSCG206 – Addiction Support – Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • PSCG194 – Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • PSCG121 – Depression and Related Conditions
  • PSCG103 – Anxiety Disorders
  • PSCG203 – Somatoform, Factitious & Dissociative Disorders
  • PSCG196 – Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  • PSCG126 – Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • PSCG143 – Impulse-Control Disorders & Adjustment Disorder
  • PSCG176 – Personality Disorders

Download a FREE course guide!