Course Description for Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Children/Adolescents & Families
Advanced Interpersonal Practice with Children/Adolescents & Families
Description: A primary goal for this course is to explore the spectrum of mental disorders that appear across the developmental span from childhood to adolescence. The disorders will be examined within the contexts of current knowledge and research and other factors that function as risks or protective factors that impact the mental health of children and adolescents. Through the lens of labeling and stigmatization, conceptualizations of mental disorders childhood and adolescence will be explored. In addition, the predominant classification system of disorders of childhood and adolescence, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders will be presented. Indications for individual, group, and family treatment modalities will be defined.