PSY 339 • Behavioral Problems of Children
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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, and cognitive-behavioral interventions.
Grading will be based on the best two of three multiple-choice exams administered during the semester, a required cumulative final exam, written responses to outside readings, and a group project/presentation.
Wicks-Nelson, R., & Israel, A.C. (2003). Behavior Disorders of Childhood (5th ed).