Child & Adolescent Treatment within Context   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

PSY 3058 - Child & Adolescent Treatment within Context

This clinical course is intended to afford learners an opportunity for advanced studies pertaining to the treatment of children and adolescents, including but not limited to, a) considerations in child/adolescent therapy, b) treatment of special populations, and c) comprehension from research to practice. The course considers developmental processes, treatment in context such as diverse systems like residential, foster care, school, healthcare, etc. There will be specific attention to considerations of multiculturalism and integrative treatment planning. Building upon and drawing from the fundamental principles for psychotherapeutic practice from a humanistic point of view, developed by the Task Force of the Humanistic Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (Division 32 Task Force, 2001), learners will not only critique mainstream treatment approaches but strengthen clinical conceptualization for the integration of evidence-based and practice-based approaches within a humanistic stance. Though open to all students, this course also satisfies the Clinical Interventions III/IV requirement in the Clinical Psychology degree program, with Clinical Interventions I & II as prerequisites.  3 credit(s)