Wednesday Lunch Talk - Understanding Psychopathology: An Integral Exploration of Its Many Causes and Treatments

October 29, 2014
12 - 12:50 p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall
Presented by Andre Marquis

Understanding Psychopathology: An Integral Exploration of its Many Causes and Treatments will offer a brief overview of my recent book, which provides a metatheoretical exploration of what we know about the causes of, and treatments for, mental disorders from psychological, (neuro)biological, cultural, and social perspectives. I will begin with a brief (critical) introduction to the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and then demonstrate what an Integral perspective offers with the examples of Anxiety and Substance-Related Disorders. This will reveal why the DSM-5 alone cannot provide a rich clinical picture of a client’s suffering.An Integral exploration of psychopathology provides a metatheoretical framework that illustrates how a plethora of dynamics—from early childhood experiences, thought processes, and genetics to developmental dynamics, social systems, and meaning-making systems— significantly contribute to the development of mental disorders. It is hoped that this approach to understanding the complexities of the multidimensional, interacting factors that contribute to mental disorders will help counselors secure their psychological, developmental, contextual, and humanistic roots in the face of contemporary pressures that are increasingly biomedical and positivist in nature.

Light lunch served, starting at 11:45 a.m.  Lunch talk starts promptly at 12 noon. No reservation is required.

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