2014 Summer Term
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An introductory survey of abnormal psychology covering the clinical syndromes included in the diagnostic classification system of the American Psychiatric Association. Current research regarding causal factors, treatment, and outcomes supplement descriptions of maladaptive patterns of behavior.
SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Advanced undergraduates and graduate students who have professional and/or scholarly interests in gaining a greater understanding of the variables associated violence and crisis management in the public school setting. Emphasis on: Psychological, developmental, and risk correlates of childhood aggression; critical examination of the prevention and intervention models considered most effective and useful in the school setting; in depth understanding crisis prevention and response models.
This course instructs students in the theory and methods of direct, academic assessment. Students will administer, score, and interpret progress monitoring measures. Students will become familiar with evidence-based interventions specific to various academic skills and will use progress monitoring data to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based intervention.
BEHAVIOR THERAPY IN SCHOOLS
This course is designed to provide students with competencies in understanding the principles of behavior therapy and their applications to academic and behavioral issues in school settings. The course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of behavior therapy for children and adolescents. Particular emphasis is placed on ecobehavioral assessment and intervention.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.