PRC-715 : Advanced Child Assessment and Diagnosis

Academic Level:
Graduate
Department:
Psychology
Subject:
Professional Counseling
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course explores the symptomology of childhood DSM disorders, but also expands on the specific assessment possibilities available to those working with younger populations. This course is designed for students to gain a deeper level of sophistication in the utilization of assessments that address psychopathology as well as normative development. Additionally, this course will examine the trends and controversies associated with child psychology and prepare students to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and community mental health agencies. Developmental norms will also be explored within this course as well as the etiology of violence, the research on child abuse and neglect, and the nature of parental influence on a variety of childhood disorders. Lastly, students will consider assessment that promotes a child's individual strengths and gifts and how learning disorders intersect and exacerbate mental health related issues. 3 credits.