PSYC641-23W (C) Whole Year 2023

Advanced Psychopathology

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 27 August 2023


This course, which is restricted to clinical psychology postgraduate students, is a broad survey of adult and child psychopathology. The focus is on description (including classification, differential diagnosis, epidemiology, etc) etiology, and to some degree assessment. The seminar forms a building block for the next year's focus on intervention.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 11 Jun
17 Jul - 30 Jul
21 Aug - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 17:00 Psychology - Sociology 456
31 Jul - 20 Aug
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 226 Te Moana nui a Kiwa
20 Feb - 26 Feb
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00 Rehua 329
10 Jul - 16 Jul
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 16:00 Rehua 329
10 Jul - 16 Jul

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for complete timetable information.


Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn|AKO for assessment information.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

American Psychiatric Association; Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5-TR ; Fifth Edition; American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2022.

Beauchaine, Theodore P. , Hinshaw, Stephen P; Child and adolescent psychopathology ; Third edition; John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2017.

Beidel, Deborah C. , Frueh, B. Christopher; Adult psychopathology and diagnosis ; Eighth edition; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018.

Bonta, James , Andrews, D. A., Andrews, D. A; The psychology of criminal conduct ; Sixth edition; Routledge, 2016.

Recommended Reading

American Psychiatric Association; Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5-TR ; American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2022.

These Textbooks are required, you need to have access to them, but you do not have to own them.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,159.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 18

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC641 Occurrences

  • PSYC641-23W (C) Whole Year 2023