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COUN 628. Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Disorders

Credits: 3
Department: Counseling & Community Psychology
Description: Mental Health diagnostic process and treatment planning for children and adolescents. Use of recognized diagnostic reference in treatment planning.
Semester Offered: Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate ethical considerations of diagnosis and treatment planning for children and adolescents.
2. Identify treatments and medication effects on children in written examinations.
3. Complete diagnostic assessments using recognized diagnostic reference such as ICD, DSM and DC: 0-3 demonstrating classification, interview skills and treatment planning for infants, children and adolescents.
4. Explain psychopathological presentation in infants, children and adolescents including psychological and family dynamics and treatment response.
5. Assess risk potential and the effects of life threatening symptoms and awareness of child abuse, neglect and reporting policies.
6. Promote principles and practices for optimal mental health in treatment planning to include the interaction of physical health, mental health, social interaction, and spiritual awareness.
7. Apply cultural implications in diagnostic and treatment planning.

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