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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2004

PSY 339 • Behavioral Problems of Children

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40005 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
SEA 2.108

Course Description

This course will cover the epidemiology, diagnosis, etiology, associated features, and developmental course of childhood and adolescent behavior disorders. In addition, relevant empirical data and specific assessment and treatment procedures involved in the implementation of evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent behavior disorders will be reviewed. Specific disorders discussed will include the disruptive behavior disorders (i.e., attention deficit- hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder), internalizing disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety disorders), and developmental disorders (i.e., autism, learning disorders). Specific interventions covered include parent management training, summer day treatment programs, classroom behavior management programs, skills training approaches (i.e., social skills training), and cognitive-behavioral interventions (i.e., problem-solving).

Grading Policy

Grading is based on: the top 2 of 3 multiple choice exams during the semester (approximately 29% of final grade each), a required, cumulative multiple choice final exam during finals week (approximately 32%), discussion questions (approximately 3%), and a group presentation (approximately 7%).


R. Wicks-Nelson & A.C. Israel (2003) Behavior Disorders of Childhood. Prentice-Hall. Additional reading packet


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