Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!

Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
Abnormal Psychology: Exploring Mental Disorders & the DSM w/Engaging Activities!
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Introductory PPT for an Abnormal Psych unit in any Psychology course. This is a brand-new MS PowerPoint presentation with newly updated, accurate Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders information and so much more.

The PPT is highly graphic, interactive, and detailed, serving not only as an introduction to Abnormal Psychology and what "crazy" is (as well as what it isn't!), but goes in-depth with each of the former DSM-IV Axes I-II (presenting disorders and personality disorders), as well as Axes III-V as it highlights core shifts from version IV to version V.

With this extensive 40-slide, approx. 4-day presentation, you are purchasing:

a.) Learning Targets established immediately following the title slide

b.) Highly detailed, up to speed (2013) information presented re: Abnormal Psychology

c.) Discussion of what we mean when we use the term "Normal" and what we might mean when we use the term "Abnormal," moving into what the DSM means, where the DSM comes from, including discussion of the APA, and the application of the DSM

d.) Discussion of the multi-axial system of the DSM prior to its updated 5th version

e.) Slides devoted to each axis of the DSM prior to its 5th version, with in-depth analysis/slides presented on Axis I's presenting mental disorders (including descriptive slides on Bipolar disorder as well as Schizophrenia), and in Axis II, detailed slides on each of the Personality Disorders, Clusters A-C

f.) Axis III (Medical/Neurological Disorders) and Axis IV (Major Psychosocial Stressors) briefly detailed in a handful of slides to help students understand the previous version(s) of the DSM and how it has been used by all medical professionals, including outside of Psychology

g.) Axis V (Level of Function & the Global Assessment Function - GAF - scale) detailed in a handful of slides for students to understand the application of the 0-100 scale of function and how it is used in the medical community in regard to mental illness

h.) A slide devoted to identifying the shift in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from DSM-IV to the DSM-V for further application

i.) Slides discussing the push and pull between pharmacotherapy (medication) vs. psychotherapy ("talk therapy"/counseling), and what several (hyperlinked sites) recent studies have established as the best methods of working toward mental health and remaining mentally healthy -- very relevant to students' lives!

j.) Various hyperlinks throughout the presentation for further application, evaluation, and connections -- to be viewed, discussed, applied, or skipped at your discretion

k.) Custom transitions between slides & animations within slides

l.) Relevant graphics for each detailed slide

m.) Two engaging, critical thinking culminating activities with detailed step-by-step directions for student application and analysis, moving forward in the unit; the first is a Slate article analysis "Abnormal is the New Normal" in regard to the shifts from the DSM-IV to the newly adopted DSM-V, while the second is a synthesis activity for students to write from the perspective of a mental disorder -- my students have found this particular activity very engaging, fun, and have astounded me with their level of thoughtfulness and application! The class share/evaluation will also provide you the opportunity to formatively assess student understanding of mental disorders and help you determine how much time you may need to spend moving forward within this unit and where, specifically, to devote that time and study.

This is a labor of love which I offer to you to use slide by slide in full, to pick and choose from as it suits your needs/unit specifications, as well as to add to/revise accordingly. I appreciate your business and look forward to your feedback. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting my store!
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