We will engage students in a critical review of common child and adolescent psychopathology and challenge social and cultural assumptions of what constitutes "normal" vs. "abnormal" behavior, cognition, and emotion. Specific disorders to be reviewed include: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders, autism, anxiety disorders of childhood, and mood disorders. Students will learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and current research associated with each disorder. Students will create case studies of disorders and critically evaluate evidenced-based treatments for these disorders. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a firm understanding of issues of diagnosis, assessment, research and the interaction of environment and biology in disorders of children.
Special Topics-Disorders in Children
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017