PRC-725 : Interventions with Children

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Professional Counseling
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course explores the counseling and consultation processes used with children. Specific problems/disorders presented by children will be explored with emphasis placed on the use of cognitive behavioral counseling techniques, non-directive play, and the use of games, activities, and expressive arts in addressing those problems. Additional emphasis will be placed on skills needed to work with and educate parent(s) regarding their childs emotional and behavioral needs to ensure that the parent(s) become part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. Factors that influence the helping processes with children, including age, gender, and ethnic differences, and verbal and nonverbal behaviors, will be explored. 3 credits