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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

EDCD 656: Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Mental Health Professionals

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Introduces students to fundamental concepts in the classification of psychopathology as well as the clinical interviewing skills necessary to apply DSM-5 diagnoses to clients in a sound and ethical manner. Incorporates an explicit focus on the role of race and culture in diagnosis and treatment. Offered by School of Education. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDCD 603 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Counseling or Education.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

Semesters taught: Spr

Current Sections

  • Summer 2023, Section: A02, CRN 43387, Format: Online, Instructor: Stefanie Gwaltney-Hausch

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2023, Section: DL1, CRN 83827, Format: Online, Instructor: Stefanie Gwaltney-Hausch
Prior Sections (partial list)