The Child Studies Specialization
The Child Studies Specialization consists of 17 units of focused coursework and clinical training for a variety of careers working with children and adolescents.
The CS Specialization:
- Presents an integrated multidisciplinary approach to children's issues and problems, including psychological, sociological, educational, ethical, and social policy factors
- Includes clinical training with children and/or adolescents
- Combines theoretical rigor, a pluralistic clinical orientation, and a strong focus on cultural values, ethnicity, and child advocacy
- Offers CS core classes on Thursday evenings and CS workshops on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sundays
CS Specialization Requirements:
|PSY 5200A||Developmental Psychopathology I: Diagnosis (DIAGNOSIS)||3|
|PSY 5200B||Developmental Psychopathology II: Intervention (INTERVENTION)||3|
|PSY 5330B||Brain and Behavior: the Child||3|
|PSY 5680A||Child Advocacy and Social Policy||3|
|PSY 5430H||Cross-Cultural Infant Observation||2-3|
Clinical Training: Note, at least 75 hours of direct-client-contact hours in clinical training must be earned with children and/or adolescents in approved child specialization settings.