REHS 4385 Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Disability

This course will provide an overview of the scientific study of mental illness and related psychiatric disabilities. The course will cover basic concepts and definitions of psychiatric disability, historical perspectives on psychiatric disability, different theoretical models of psychiatric disability, the assessment and diagnosis of mental illness, and research methods for studying mental disorders. The course will examine the leading categories of mental disorders among adults, adolescents, and children, including the description and classification of these disorders, the leading theories and evidence explaining their etiologies, and some of the treatments for these disorders. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to the assessment and treatment of mental illness will be discussed, as well as the role of culture and diversity in assessment and treatment.




REHS 2301.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

School of Rehab Serv & Counsel