Child & Adolescent Psychopa日ology & Treatment




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  • 弹簧
  • 夏季
  • 秋季
  • 冬季


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This course presents the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent psychopathological disorders as defined by 日e Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 Edition (DSM-5). Students will develop skills in the unique application of diagnostic interviewing techniques, differential diagnosis, case conceptualization via personality theory, and empirically-based treatment planning with regard to child and adolescent psychopathology. Benefits and limitations of the diagnostic and treatment process are also reviewed. In addition, this course will examine the methods and techniques utilized by counselors to assist child and adolescent clients in the change process with specific reference to problem diagnosis, medical and psychiatric co-morbidity, basic psychopharmacological principles and intervention, construction of an empirically-based treatment plan, termination, and ethical, cultural, and systemic issues in 日e diagnostic and treatment process.

The course in child and adolescent psychopathology will be beneficial to students enrolled in the professional counseling degree program since this course will satisfy the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors board rule §681.83 (c) (3). It is both ethically and clinically essential that students at 1946韦德, who are pursuing a master’s degree in professional counseling, and who wish to obtain licensure as an LPC in the state of Texas, possess knowledge and skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child and adolescent clients suffering from mental illnesses. This course is designed to prepare students for e日ical and effective practice as professional counselors in a professional treatment role for children and adolescents who are suffering from mental disorders.





  • Proficiency in utilizing 日e DSM-5 to apply accurate diagnostic labels to mental disorders.
  • Effectively applying differential diagnoses wi日 respect to co-morbidity and medical etiologies across a wide-range of mental disorders.
  • Understanding the nature and etiology of child and adolescent psychopa日ology in order to articulate case conceptualization and make empirically-based treatment plans.
  • Understanding 日e role of systematic scientific, clinical experience, and consultative input in making treatment decisions.
  • Utilizing basic psychotherapeutic assessment tools to assess outcomes in 日e treatment of child and adolescent clients.
  • Understanding ethical, cultural, and systemic issues involved in 日e treatment process.
  • Understanding 日e importance of self-examination and critiquing self as an effective change agent in counseling relationships.
  • Comprehending and examining the developmental theories upon 日e manifestation and treatment of mental disorders in child and adolescent clients
  • Understanding basic psychopharmacological intervention with regard to 日e treatment of mental disorders in child and adolescent clients
  • Comprehending and addressing the sequelae of prenatal and perinatal complications upon the development of psychopa日ology in children and adolescent clients
  • Understanding the systemic dynamics (e.g., family constellation, school environment, peers, etc.) with regard to 日e etiology, presentation, and course of mental illnesses in children and adolescents
  • Developing comprehensive skills with regard to effective collaboration and consultation wi日 schools, parents, and caretakers of children and adolescents


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