At the end of this course, the students; 1) Interpret the cultural factors that affect the definition and perception of psychopathology, diagnosis and psychotherapy process. 2) They can relate modern understanding of psychopathology and local psychologies. 3) Explain how cultural factors affect the process in psychotherapy practices. 4) They can discuss the cultural effects of different psychopathologies. 5) Interpret the possible effects of culture in their professional practice.
MODE OF DELIVERY
Face to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT
In this course, students acquire the knowledge of cultural factors that affect the definition and perception of psychopathology, diagnosis, and psychotherapy. Another emphasis of the course is to teach the relationship between the modern understanding of psychopathology and endogenous psychologies. The topics that will be covered through the course are as follows: Culture-personality relationship, the concept of normal, cultural factors in the diagnosis process, development of endogenous psychologies, psychiatric classification systems, attitudes toward mental disorders and psychotherapy, and perception of psychopathologies.
Culture and Psychopathology
Culture and Personality
Cultural Factors in Classification of Psychopathology
Cultural Factors in Diagnosis Process
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Evaluation and Closing Session
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
Eshun, S. ve Gurung, R. A. R. (2009). Culture and mental health: Sociocultural influences, theory, and practice. NY: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Tseng, W. ve Streltzer, J. (1997). Culture and psychopathology: A guide to clinical assessment. NY: Routledge.