Effectiveness of Varying Treatments for Conduct Disorder
Description: This is a graduate level course in child and adolescent psychopathology, assessment and treatment. The course will cover DSM-V child and adolescent disorders. The course will review prevalence, etiology, diagnostic criteria, co-morbidity, sampling patterns, assessment and treatment strategies, and outcomes across major childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders. Teaching methods will include lecture, reading, class discussion, class activities, videos, case reviews and peer presentations.
Objectives: After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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- Demonstrate competency in multi-modal, multi-method assessment of a variety of childhood disorders;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the DSM-5 taxonomy of child and adolescent behavioral disorders;
- Critically review the empirical literature as it pertains to the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM-5 taxonomy of child and adolescent behavioral disorders;
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the literature reviewed in the course may be applied in clinical venues;
- Communicate an awareness of how co-morbidity, family dynamics, gender, and culture frequently complicate clinical presentation and significantly influence outcome;
- Demonstrate an understanding of assessment instruments and strategies utilized in diagnosing and developing a treatment plan for child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders;
- Demonstrate an understanding of empirically supported treatments for child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders.