Child & Adolescent Therapy
The objective of this course is to familiarize the graduate student and prospective clinician with the psychological disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescents found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Treatment 5th Edition (DSM-5). This course is designed to provide students with a theoretical foundation and working knowledge of contemporary interventions for children and youth. Specific childhood issues and treatment strategies will be explored. Materials in the course are aimed at helping students develop basic skills necessary for effectively counselling and communicating with children and youth. Students are expected to be actively involved in their learning and are invited to share their knowledge and personal experiences with the class.