Demonstrate an understanding of major psychological disorders and treatment approaches.

You can study mental illness and disorders, but you also learn directly from those who have coped with mental health challenges. There are so many wonderful memoirs of peoples’ lived experiences. Therefore this assignment is designed for you to learn from an author about their experience, while critically evaluating what you have read based on our classroom learning. Additionally, we learn from reading, thinking, writing, and discussing ideas with other people, thus this assignment will have you do each of these activities.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of major psychological disorders and treatment approaches.
  • Display an appreciation of the possible causes of psychological disorders.
  • Evaluate theories of psychological disorders and their application in the treatment.