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PSYCHOLOGY
APPLIED CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY

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PSYCAP 510 Conceptual Foundations of Developmental Psychopathology: Risk and Protective Factors (3) L. Katz
Introduces developmental psychopathology focusing on risk factors and vulnerabilities. Uses a developmental psychopathology perspective and bioecological model to consider the child within the context of its environment. At the individual level, examines temperament/personality, emotion, and stress response. At the contextual level, examines various risk and protective factors. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 512 Social and Emotional Development (3) L. Katz
Provides a comprehensive understanding of key aspects of social and emotional development during childhood and adolescence. Topics include temperament, attachment, emotional processes, the self, gender, identity and prosocial behavior. Reviews the influence of social contexts such as family and peers. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 514 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Assessment and Diagnosis (3) L. Katz
Introduces various forms of child and adolescent psychopathology and addresses methods of assessment and diagnosis of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Focuses on major DSM-V diagnostic categories, including disorders of behavior and emotion, disorders of cognition, developmental disorders, and problems related to physical and mental health. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 516 Approaches to Child and Adolescent Treatment (3) L. KATZ
Introduces various forms of treatment for child and adolescent psychopathology. Provides students comprehensive information and practical tools related to empirically supported treatment practices for children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional and/or behavioral problems. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 518 Ethics and Law in Clinical Settings: Children, Adolescents and Families (1-3) G. Sedlar
Ethical and legal dilemmas for mental health professionals in their everyday work with children, adolescents, and their families. Ethical issues considered with respect to clinical caseloads. Case consultation provided. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 520 Critical Thinking about Research and Ethics (3) L. Katz
Focuses on key concepts in experimental design and ethical conduct of research with children and ethics. Students learn how to evaluate research and how to design experimental and quasi-experimental studies. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 522 Evidence Based Practices: Extreme and Complex Cases (3) L. Katz
In-depth review of the range of evidenced-based treatments (EBTs) appropriate for complex cases - e.g., older children and adolescents with behavioral and psychiatric disorders who are involved with multiple service systems (e.g., juvenile justice, chemical dependency, etc.). Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 524 Evidence Based Practices: CBT for Anxiety and Trauma-Focused CBT (3) L. Katz
In-depth, hands-on introduction to evidence based, cognitive behavioral treatments for children and adolescents with anxiety-related disorders. Specific training provided in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Includes didactics, skills demonstration and practice, and assessment. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 526 Evidence Based Practice: Parenting Interventions (3) L. Katz
Provides a solid foundation for implementing a specific evidence-based parent training approach, "Helping the Noncompliant Child." Includes didactics (readings, lecture and in-class discussion), skills demonstration and practice (modeling, role-playing, and out-of-class rehearsal), and assessment (skills check-out, presentation, written assignments). Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 560 Practicum Course in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment (2-7) L. KATZ
Students integrate didactic and theoretical training with applied clinical experience in a real-world clinical setting. Provides students opportunities to discuss ethical, practical, and professional topics related to their practicum placements and clinical work in general. Offered: AWSpS.
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