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PSY 5670T. Treatment of Children & Adolescents. 2 Units.

Course provides students with the foundations of the developmental and attachment theories and clinical practice when working with children and adolescents. Students will learn clinical interventions related to the beginning, middle and end stages of treatment, including art therapy techniques when working with families, individuals, adolescents and children in multiple settings. Students are expected to build upon previous knowledge of children's developmental stages so that they familiarize themselves with representations of normative development. Attachment theory related to the treatment of children is presented through lecture, class experiential and role-playing. Treatment guidelines and clinical interventions for specialized treatment issues such as trauma, abuse, severe mental health disorders and disabilities that integrate the art into clinical treatment are highlighted.