PSYC-363 Developmental Psychopathology: Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
Spring for 2005-2006
The past 20 years have seen an increasing awareness of the fact that adult psychopathology has its roots in various developmental deviations that begin in early childhood. Such an awareness has led both researchers and clinicians to intensify their study of developmental disturbances among children and adolescents, and has given birth to a new field, developmental psychopathology. This course introduces students to this burgeoning new area of inquiry that focuses on the intersection of developmental and clinical psychology. The unique aspects of taking a developmental approach to understanding psychopathology will be emphasized. Among the topics to be considered are concepts of vulnerability and resilience, assessment and diagnosis of childhood disorders, and the manifestation in children and adolescents of depression, anxiety disorders, aggression, hyperactivity, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. In addition, the course includes a three hour/week practicum with emotionally disturbed children at a local residential treatment center. Prerequisites: PSYC-001 and PSYC-151 or PSYC-160 or PSYC-161 or PSYC-262. Spring.
Prerequisites: PSYC-001 and PSYC-151 or PSYC-160 or PSYC-161 or PSYC-262.
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