Adult Psychopathology

PSY60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


Admission to Master of Psychology (Clinical); Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical); Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic) or equivalent



Aims and objectives

This unit provides advanced critical appreciation of theoretical and phenomenological models of psychopathology in adults. A further aim is for students to be able to apply this knowledge in assessment, diagnosis and formulation in a range of clinical settings and across a range of client presentations.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Integrate theoretical and phenomenological models of psychopathology in adults
2. Critically evaluate major taxonomies in psychopathology and their clinical application in a range of settings
3. Apply diagnostic and assessment skills