PSY 718 Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)
Provides an overview of issues involved in the treatment of children and adolescents. Students will become familiar with some of the major theoretical approaches to treating youth, multi-factorial models of child mental health problems, the components of a comprehensive child/adolescent clinical assessment, legal and ethical issues specific to this population, and treatment strategies for some of the most commonly presenting problems among children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the importance of incorporating contextual factors in treatment and on therapeutic interventions with some empirically established efficacy.