C7451 - Theories of Child and Adolescent Counseling
This is an advanced course in the study of the theories of child counseling based on developmental, psychodynamic, behavioral and social learning, and psychoeducational theory and research. Assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic approaches and treatment plans are considered as vital elements of the counseling process. Stages of development, maturation variables, and special intervention modalities such as play, art, and drama are reviewed. The involvement and influence of family, school and society are examined. Contemporary issues and problems such as child abuse and disadvantaged children are discussed. The expected student outcome is the ability to apply counseling theory to children and adolescents.