PLEASE NOTE: Use of this Registration Form implies that you have read and agreed to the Ground Rules and Agreements for the CAADAC Abnormal Psychology Course.

Please note that in 2012 we instituted a technology fee of $10 for costs associated with maintaining our on-line learning platform. This fee will automatically be added to your registration below. It will be automatically added to your charge card.

NOTE: If you are paying by check, please include an additional $10 to cover this technology fee.

Please choose the start date that suits you best:

Start Thur Jan 17 – End Wed Mar 27, 2013 – $295 per person [CLOSED]
Start Thur Apr 4 – End Wed June 12, 2013 – $295 per person [CLOSED]


Independent study – $295 per person

Provider approved by CFAAP/CAADAC, Provider #OS-12-162-1404 for 45 CEHs

CHOOSE START DATE:(All classes are identical. Choose only one.)

Abnormal Psych – Starts April 4, 2013 [CLOSED]
Abnormal  Psych – Independent Study (self-paced) [CURRENTLY ON HOLD]

We are each the product of biology, neurology, heredity, personality, environment, family influence, and the mysterious, unfolding experiences of life. Abnormal Psychology Online offers a window into contemporary issues of behavioral health and a holistic view of psychological and neuropsychological challenges across the lifespan.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
• Describe the diagnostic process of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
4th Edition (DSM-IV) for the psychological conditions under study
• Discuss the effects of commonly occurring behavioral health challenges (e.g. depression, anxiety, traumatic response) when co-existing with substance abuse
• Recognize when to make referral to a clinician, or seek consultation with a supervisor, with regard to client symptoms and behaviors
• Discuss the impact on individuals, families and society of untreated behavioral health disorders

For each lesson, participants will demonstrate understanding of internet-based reading by posting a weekly response paper to the online discussion boards. DSM-IV criteria for each disorder, and when to refer or seek supervision, are discussed in every lesson.

Weekly Topics:
Week 1: Intro, Defense Mechanisms, Medications, DSM-IV
Week 2: Mood Disorders
Week 3: Substance Abuse/Eating Disorders
Week 4: Trauma & Dissociation
Week 5: Domestic Violence & Dysfunctional Families
Week 6: Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence
Week 7: Disorders of Aging & the Elderly
Week 8: Axis II Disorders, Borderline/Narcissism
Week 9: Axis II  Disorders, Schizo-disorders and Schizophrenia
Week 10: Axis II Disorders, “The Worried”

Cost of the course is $295 payable by MasterCard, Visa or Discover. $10 technology fee added at time of registration. Full refund minus 10% administration fee issued for classes dropped through the first week of class. No refunds for failure to attend.

Taught by Kathleen Adams, LPC, Director, Therapeutic Writing Institute, and/or TWI faculty.

For full course description: AbPsychOnline FAQ
For course syllabus: AbPsychOnline Syllabus CAADAC