Instructor: Wesley Sanders & Justin Parent Meeting Time & Location: Tuesdays – Thursdays 9:00 - 12:45, Dewey 238 Office Hours: Dewey 310, Dewey 227 Office Hours: By appointment Email: Wesley.Sanders@uvm.edu firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Website / Contacting:
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Course Overview and Objectives
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the major disorders of social and emotional development. Topics to be covered include DSM-5 diagnostic approaches, evidence-based interventions, and disorders such as anxiety, ADHD, autism, and learning disorders. By the end of this course, students will be able to identify common disorders, understand how these diagnoses would be made, and describe efficacious treatments
Develop a working knowledge of the common psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence.
Understand the factors that can affect the etiology and course of these disorders.
Understand how issues of diversity across gender, culture, and race relate to these disorders.
Critically respond to empirical journal articles on child and adolescent disorders.
Design individualized treatment plans
How to be successful in this course Attendance:
Come to class and come to class on time. Attendance will not be taken however the information discussed in class will be directly related to questions on exams and writing assignments. Discussion questions and article summaries that are due each class cannot be made up if you are not present during class. If you must miss class for a religious holiday or school activity, please email me at the beginning of the semester. If some unforeseeable event comes up (illness, family emergency) please contact me as early as you are able and we will figure out a way to make up what you have missed.
Clinical work is never a solo expedition; this class will give you the opportunity to try out new ideas and theories in a safe environment. Speak up! If this is something that is challenging for you, I am more than happy to discuss other ways to get you involved. Discussion