Adult Psychopathology

PSY80074 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester/teaching period 

Contact hours

  • 36 hours per teaching period plus two 3 hour workshops

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

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


Admission to the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) or Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology) programs or equivalent.



Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to provide 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.

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 advanced diagnostic and assessment skills

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical and Forensic Psychology).