This fall 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 concerned with "Adult Psychopathology" which is part of Human Behavior in the Social Environment coursework.
I will be helping students to understand the etiologies of various mental illnesses, how to recognize symptoms in the context of one's social environment, and how to plan effective treatment.
In doing so, students will learn how to use the new Diagnostic and Statistics Manual (DSM-5), in order to assess accurate differential diagnoses.
Our goal will be to prepare future practitioners (in any mental health or substance treatment setting) to apply a psychiatric point of view to their bio-psychosocial assessment skills.
I am very much looking forward to meeting my future students.