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Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth

SW625, Section 001

This course will examine practice theories and techniques for working directly with children, adolescents, and their caretakers. This course will emphasize evidence-based interventions that address diverse groups of children or adolescents within their social contexts (e.g., peer group, school, family, neighborhood). Special attention will be given to issues of diversity as it relates to building therapeutic relationships and intervening with children, adolescents and their families. The interaction between environmental risk factors, protective factors, promotive and developmental factors as they contribute to coping, resiliency, and disorder, as well as how these might vary by child or adolescent diversity factors, such as race, ethnicity, disadvantage, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity and culture will also be covered.

Semester: Spring / Summer 2012
Instructor: M. Antonio (Tony) G. Alvarez
Category: Advanced IP Methods
U-M Class #: 60533
Time: Mon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: B798 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

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