This course aims to provide an overview of psychological disorders in childhood and adolescence. Students will learn about disorders usually diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or early adolescence, such as autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit, and disruptive behavior disorders. Further, the course will educate students about how psychological disorders that arise throughout child development into adulthood, such as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and depression, specifically impact children and adolescents.
The course will emphasize critical thinking about causes, assessment, symptoms, treatment, and current research in the field. By the end of the course, we expect students to appreciate the relevance of context, culture, and scientific research in understanding abnormal psychology and its treatment. This course will provide students with a foundation in abnormal psychology to prepare them for further education in psychology and provide students with the most up-to-date information on the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of pediatric psychological disorders.
In this course, you will:
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.