Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Mental Disorders)

Develop awareness of a range of common psychological disorders

Understand psychological ailments, Aetiology, symptoms, prognosis, and possible treatment options. Whilst the course largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider issues such as how do we define normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society – and when is it “abnormal”.

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Key benefits

  • Gain an Introductory Certificate in Abnormal Psychology
  • Learn a wide range of psychological disorders and ailments
  • Developed and delivered by a qualified Psychologist
  • Receive unlimited one-to-one tutor support
  • Complete online in your own time, at your own pace
  • Receive a FREE 12 month membership to the International Association for Counselling

Course Summary

Investment:  $395 + GST or from only $25 per week with our interest free payment plan. Click here to enrol now

 

Assessments: Includes case studies, quizzes and written assessments.

 

Delivery and support: Online with expert tutor support via email or phone.

 

Duration: 100 hours. Learn at your own pace but ideally complete in 10 weeks.

 

About the developers: This course has been developed by highly qualified psychologists with many years working experience dealing with abnormal psychology.

Gain awareness of psychological disorders

Understand psychological ailments, Aetiology, abnormal symptoms, prognosis, and possible treatment options. Whilst the course largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider issues such as how do we define normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society – and when is it “abnormal”.

This course is for

  • Anybody wanting to expand their current understanding of psychology.
  • Those looking to increase their knowledge of complex psychological issues.
  • People looking to take a career step in the mental care industry.

Covering eleven comprehensive modules

  • PSCG125 – Disorders Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSCG120 – Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic & Cognitive Disorders
  • PSCG206 – Addiction Support – Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • PSCG194 – Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • PSCG121 – Depression and Related Conditions
  • PSCG103 – Anxiety Disorders
  • PSCG203 – Somatoform, Factitious & Dissociative Disorders
  • PSCG196 – Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  • PSCG126 – Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • PSCG143 – Impulse-Control Disorders & Adjustment Disorder
  • PSCG176 – Personality Disorders

Covering eleven comprehensive modules

  • PSCG125 – Disorders Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence
  • PSCG120 – Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic & Cognitive Disorders
  • PSCG206 – Addiction Support – Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • PSCG194 – Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • PSCG121 – Depression and Related Conditions
  • PSCG103 – Anxiety Disorders
  • PSCG203 – Somatoform, Factitious & Dissociative Disorders
  • PSCG196 – Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
  • PSCG126 – Eating and Sleep Disorders
  • PSCG143 – Impulse-Control Disorders & Adjustment Disorder
  • PSCG176 – Personality Disorders

Our free course guide contains detailed information about each course modules and how it will help you advance your skills.

Receive unlimited support from experienced professionals. Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

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Bess (Psychology Tutor)

Bess came to us after studying at the Auckland University of Technology. Now, she helps The Career Academy’s students get the most out of their Psychology courses. Nothing is more rewarding for Bess than when she sees students getting excited about their course, and finds tutoring is a great way to get insights into the lives of her students.

Bess is thinking about extending her tutoring experience and going back to study to become a primary school teacher, where she’d trade her students for ones who are a little younger.

Outside of psychology, Bess spends her free time at the gym, getting stuck-in with classes that get the rest of The Career Academy office sweating from just thinking about.

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Katie (Psychology Tutor)

Katie works as a Psychology & Counselling tutor at The Career Academy. She recently graduated from a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours from the University of Tasmania. Katie previously worked as a tutor while at university and she hopes to use her tutoring skills and passion for psychology to help students at The Career Academy.

Our students say

★★★★★ “The course is brilliant, it is easy to understand and the detail of knowledge is also easy to absorb. The tutors have been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I find that I don’t have to use them much at all as the content is self-explanatory.” – Lynaire Hartley

 

★★★★★ “I wanted to further my skills and knowledge as well as continue to work full-time and studying through the career academy was a great way for me to achieve this” – Zara

Our students say

★★★★★ “The course is brilliant, it is easy to understand and the detail of knowledge is also easy to absorb. The tutors have been extremely helpful and prompt to reply. I find that I don’t have to use them much at all as the content is self-explanatory.” – Lynaire Hartley

 

★★★★★ “I wanted to further my skills and knowledge as well as continue to work full-time and studying through the career academy was a great way for me to achieve this” – Zara

Receive Unlimited Support From Experienced Professionals

Our tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed. Students receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Katie

Katie (Psychology Tutor)

I’m very happy with Career Academy.My tutor Katie McBain always give me a fast and detailed professional feedback of my assignments.
Thank you Katie.

Mary C

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Bess (Psychology Tutor)

My tutor Bess is always encouraging, supportive and i love her feed back especially when she encourages me to eloborate my answer to a question, she helps me have another go. I so appreciate her positive criticisms which helps me grow in understanding. The online course and material is easy to surf and understand. Brilliant CustomerCare with the help box, prompt and very communicative. I'm already utilized some of the teaching. Thank you everyone from The Career Academy studing is another opportunity for me to grow and open new doors career wise. 😎🤗😁

Josie I

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Louise (Psychology Tutor)

I am loving my course so far it has alot more content than i thought it would the assinments are challenging the tutors have been great (louise) gives great feedback and lets you know on areas you need to improve on or have done well on overall i am very happy with the course

Niamh S

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