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University of Michigan
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Sw 612 - Mentl Hlt&Disor Chl
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1 SW 612 Mental Health and Mental Disorders of Children and Youth Winter 2006 Monday 6 00 to 9 00 PM Instructor Voice Mail Email Steven Foley MSW PhD 734 663 9050 ext 2 sjfoley umich edu Office hours after class and by appointment I Course Description The focus of this course will be on mental health and mental disorders of children and adolescents Topics will include the nature of diagnosis and the social political environmental and historical influences that have shaped and mis shaped thought on the topic Treatment issues will be discussed including counseling and family interventions school based interventions the role of psychopharmacology and opportunities to impact the environmental factors that may initiate or maintain a disorder The course will explore the benefit and limitations of the DSM IV TR as a classification system Factors involving disability race social economic status ethnicity sexual orientation and gender and the concept of mental disorders will be discussed II Textbooks Required texts May be obtained at Shaman Drum Bookshop 311 315 S State St or with online vendors Mash E J Barkley R A Eds 2003 Child Psychopathology 2nd Ed N Y N Y Guilford Press American Psychiatric Association DSM IV TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision Washington DC American Psychiatric Association 2000 Optional texts that may be helpful Mash E J Barkley R A Eds 2003 Child Psychopathology Second Edition New York Guilford Press Canino I A Spurlock J Eds 2000 Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents Assessment Diagnosis and Treatment Second Edition New York Guilford Press Other useful references will be discussed in conjunction with topics presented in the lectures 2 III Course Objectives Upon completion of this course students will be able to Recognize and understand the factors that contribute to making a diagnosis of common disorders of children and adolescents Understand the use and limitations of the current mental health



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