Adult Psychopathology

PSY60001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent 
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Semester 2 2020.
    Please check your timetable for on campus locatio

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


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