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Psy 586 - Diagnosis & Treatment of Child and Adolescent
Diagnosis & Treatment of Child and Adolescent Documents

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NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES Course Outline Course Title PSY 586 Diagnosis Treatment of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Credit Hours 3 Location Section Orlando OR2 Dates January 29 30 31 2010 February 19 20 21 2010 Class Meeting Times Fridays Saturdays Sundays Instructor 6 00 PM 10 00 PM 8 30 AM 6 00 PM 8 30 AM 5 30 PM Shannon Knight PhD 904 505 7083 shanknig nova edu Dr sknight comcast net Required Text Wenar Charles Kerig Patricia 2006 Developmental Psychopathology From Infancy through Adolescence 5th Edition NY McGraw Hill Inc ISBN 0072820195 American Psychiatric Association 1994 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th Edition Washington DC American Psychiatric Association Press ISBN 089042 025 4 Course Description This course provides an introduction to the specific disorders and problematic psychological states manifested during childhood and adolescence It will also provide an overview of currently used behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions with psychologically troubled youth Course Objectives Upon completion of this course students will be able to 1 Recognize and classify childhood psychopathology within the DSM IV R diagnostic system 2 Understand the primary etiological factors and theoretical models proposed for the major psychiatric disorders of children and adolescence 3 Have knowledge of ethical treatment approaches for each disorder 4 Have knowledge of psychotropic medications used in the major disorders for the purpose of making appropriate referrals and monitoring side effects 5 Describe how each major psychiatric disorder will present on the mental status examination 6 Understand the impact of trauma causing events such as crises and disasters as well as the operation of emergency managements systems within the clinical mental health community Calendar of Assignments Fri Jan 29 Sat Jan 30 Sun Jan 31 Overview of Course Assignments Review of 1 Psychosocial Assessment 2 Mental Status



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