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PSY 620 - Perspectives on Psychology

Faculty Lead: Dr. Paul Jenkins
Updated: 4/2018

Required Readings

California Association of Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions. (2008). Navigating the currents: A guide to California’s public mental health system. Eli Lilly & Company. Retrieved from


Suggested Readings

Clark, L. A., Watson, D., & Reynolds, S. (1995). Diagnosis and classification of psychopathology: Challenges to the current system and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology, 46(1), 121-153.

Gehart, D. (2012). The mental health recovery movement and family therapy, Part I: Consumer‐led reform of services to persons diagnosed with severe mental illness. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38(3), 429-442.

Gehart, D. (2012). The mental health recovery movement and family therapy, Part II: A collaborative, appreciative approach for supporting mental health recovery. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38(3), 443-457.

LeVine, E., Roberts, Michael C., & Carter, Jean A. (2012). Facilitating recovery for people with serious mental illness employing a psychobiosocial model of care. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(1), 58-64. doi:10.1037/a0026889

Murphy, D. (2005). The concept of mental illness--where the debate has reached and where it needs to go. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 25(1), 116-132. doi:10.1037/h0091255

Stroul, B., Blau, G., & Friedman, R. (2010). Updating the system of care concept and philosophy. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Widiger, T. A., & Samuel, D. B. (2005). Diagnostic categories or dimensions? A question for the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114(4), 494-504.