This summer semester, 2014, I will again be teaching at the Silberstein School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York. The class will be "Adult Psychopathology" which is part of Human Behavior in the Social Environment coursework. Our purpose will be to gain a deeper understanding of psychopathology in adults and symptomatic behaviors in the environmental context.
I will be helping students to understand how to recognize mental health disorders and assess differential diagnoses in order to identify appropriate treatment strategies. In doing so, we will be comparing the clinical changes made in the recently published DSM-5 (Diagnositic and Statistics Manual) to the previous DSM-IV-TR.
Our goal will be to prepare future practitioners (in any mental health or substance treatment setting) to be able to apply a psychiatric point of view to their familiarity with biopsychosocial assessments.
I am very much looking forward to meeting my future students.