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Behavior Disorders Of Childhood (MPS-628)

Semester: Spring 2021
Number: 0502-628-001
Instructor: Kirkland Vaughans
Days: Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Note: Online, Synchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3

For majors only

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This course will cover several broad categories of childhood psychopathology. The course will discuss various child and adolescent psychopathologies, including their causes, diagnosis, assessment, as well as interventions. Discussion will include consideration of development issues in diagnosing childhood psychopathology. Psychopathology will be discussed according to various theoretical constructs, including psychoanalysis, behavioral, psychosocial, cognitive, and family dynamics.

Learning Goals:   The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the major theories of psychosocial and cognitive functioning, of childhood behavioral disorders, and of treatment considerations in working with children. This course will primarily examine ADHD, Disruptive Childhood disorders, trauma (PTSD) and its behavioral consequences, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, which are the frequently diagnosed disorders in children and adolescents, as well as the primary causes for referrals to mental health clinics. These disorders are also the most financially costly and disruptive to the lives of the children that they impact.

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