2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 06, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 373 - Children with Disorders


 This course is designed to provide upper level students the opportunity to delve deeply into the topic of child & adolescent psychopathology. In particular, students in the course will become familiar with: 1) the conditions and disorders that typically develop and/or are diagnosed during infancy, childhood, and adolescence, including their diagnostic criteria, course and chronicity, and prevalence in the population, 2) how such disorders represent deviations from a more typical developmental trajectory, 3) the etiological or causal factors attributed to each disorder (i.e., genetic & environmental), and 4) current intervention and prevention practices. The course will also emphasize a developmental perspective and take an empirical approach.

At the conclusion of the course, each student should be able to:

1)       Describe the relative contributions of genetic, family, school/community, societal/cultural factors to the development of the primary childhood and adolescent disorders

2)       Identify symptoms and diagnostic criteria for each disorder/condition

3)       Explain current approaches to treatment and/or prevention of childhood psychological disorders

4)       Evaluate the merits of an empirical article as well as the value of clinical research translated for public consumption

 

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically