SOWK6315 (Elective)

Neuropsychiatric assessment and interventions

This course introduces a range of assessment and intervention approaches commonly used in complex neuropsychiatric conditions. With a focus on psychotic disorders and neurocognitive disorders and their core features such as delusions, hallucination, cognitive impairment and insight, the course will cover concepts and practices in screening and case identification, assessment of psychopathology and staging, pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and outcome measurement. Students will be expected to gain some very basic neuroscience understanding of these conditions, which will lay the foundation for appreciating the assessment and intervention approaches used by helping professionals. Assessment: 100% coursework