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Christopher D. Jones
PSYCH 410
Seattle Campus

Child and Adolescent Behavior Disorders

Introduction to psychopathology in children and adolescents, and an overview of principal modes of intervention. Particularly for students interested in advanced work in clinical psychology, social work, or special education. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in PSYCH 305; either 2.0 in PSYCH 306 or 2.0 in PSYCH 202, 2.0 in PSYCH 206, and 2.0 in PSYCH 209.

Class description

This course examines historical and current definitions, theory, research and treatment concerning child and adolescent abnormal behavior. We will cover major categories of psychopathology, including assessment and treatment approaches. Illustrative case studies, written critical perspectives of course information, and interpretative analysis of major topics in the field will be covered. This course is particularly for students interested in advanced work in clinical psychology, social work, or special education

Student learning goals

By the end of this course, you should have gained a comprehensive understanding of the major types of clinical disorders/clinical problems in childhood

By the end of this course, you should have gained a comprehensive understanding of the conceptual/theoretical/research issues related to child abnormal psychology

By the end of this course, you should have gained a comprehensive understanding of approaches to and evaluation of assessment, classification, and diagnosis

By the end of this course, you should have gained a comprehensive understanding of approaches to and evaluation of prevention and treatment interventions

By the end of this course, you should have gained a comprehensive understanding of approaches to working with children and their parents in a real-life clinical setting

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Christopher D. Jones
Date: 06/03/2008