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PSYCAP 510 Conceptual Foundations of Developmental Psychopathology: Risk and Protective Factors (3)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 in Counseling Settings: Interacting with Youth Involved Systems for Complex Cases (3)
In-depth review of evidence-based practices (EBP) appropriate for some of the most complex cases - older children and adolescents who are involved with multiple service systems (e.g., mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare). Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 524 Evidence Based Practices: CBT for Anxiety and Mood Disorders (3)
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)
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 528 Multicultural Issues in Counseling Settings: Children, Adolescents and Families (1/2, max. 5)
Key principles, theories, and applications of multiculturalism in counseling contexts. Examines several aspects of various cultural experiences as they impact the client, counselor, and the counselor-client relationship. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 530 Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Trauma-Focused CBT (3)
In-depth, hands-on introduction to evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Evidence-based approaches for treating trauma. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 532 Principles of Assessment and Behavior Change (3)
Key conceptual principles of behavior change. Covers the "nuts and bolts" that underlie most evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents, such as positive and negative reinforcement, response cost, and exposure. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 534 Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families (3)
Basic counseling skills. Conducting an intake and learning the verbal and nonverbal skills that develop rapport and contribute to the formation of a therapeutic alliance, including sensitivity to individual differences, attending skills, reflective listening skills, and basic motivational interviewing skills. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 536 Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Cultural Humility and Treatments for Trauma Disorders (3)
Assessing and treating trauma in a group-based setting. Training on Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). Enhancing Cultural Humility of providers delivering Evidence-Based Programs (EBP). Students adapt treatment to match client presentation, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, and treatment setting. Offered: AWSpS.
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PSYCAP 538 Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Youth and Adolescents (3)
Key principles, theories, and applications of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT assists clients in establishing emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, and mindfulness skills. Explores DBT's theoretical basis, and provides an overview of DBT skills and how to integrate them into practice.
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PSYCAP 560 Practicum Course in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Prevention and Treatment (1-7, max. 28)
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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