GPSA545 Child Psychopathology, 3 credits

Wednesday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA545 Child Psychopathology / Lapides (Room C or Main)

This course examines normal and psychopathology through a developmental lens from birth to adolescence. Child disorders from the perspective of both the DSM, psychoanalytic theory and biography. Literature and clinical material will provide a view from the diagnostician and those who are impacted. The DSM will be paired with first-hand accounts and psychodynamic understandings of symptoms clusters. The class will examine implications for treatment. Basic diagnostic skills will be applied to case material. Students will have the opportunity to observe their emotional reaction to the class material. Cert – Theory or Elective, MA – Elective – 3 credits