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PSY 5200A. Developmental Psychopathology I: Diagnosis. 3-4 Unit.

This class introduces students to the clinical assessment of young people from infancy through adolescence, with emphasis on the construction of diagnostic and assessment questions founded in an understanding of developmental processes. This course includes discussions of criteria for mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence, as well as the philosophy and use of the DSM-IV with young people. Demonstrations and exercises help the student understand how therapists handle various problems of assessment from a developmental perspective that is sensitive to issues of culture and the position of the child and/or adolescent in society. Generally offered in Spring Quarter. Required for students in MFT Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.