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Psychopathology through the Lifespan I. PSYCH 877

School: Psychology
Course Description: his graduate course in clinical psychology presents an introduction to understanding the etiology, the presentation of, and the process of a number of developmental disturbances in childhood. Following the developmental psychopathology model, research on the relevant risk and protective factors associated with these disturbances is presented. The course begins with a review of five theoretical frameworks useful for understanding disturbances of behavior during childhood. For each class session, a didactic presentation of the issue is followed by a clinical case presentation, a film, and/or an invited speaker. Coverage of behavioral disorders includes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, as well as conduct and oppositional-defiant disorders. Coverage of emotional and social disorders ranges from childhood depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, to social withdrawal. Developmental and learning disorders reviewed in the course are autism, childhood onset schizophrenia, mental retardation, tic disorders and learning disabilities. Areas of risk for infants and children include disorders of attachment, loss, and family violence. Health-related disturbances are eating disorders and chronic health problems. Finally, the section on resiliency and protective factors explores the features of environments and of the children themselves that serve to ameliorate otherwise deleterious developmental outcomes. Children with a range of disturbances, and from a range of ages (up to age 16), will be represented.


SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Olson, Sheryl LWed2058 EH34394

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