Teaching

Developmental Psychopathology (HDP 1236)

The aim of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of child and adult psychopathology. In order to do this we will look at normative patterns in personality, behavior and emotions. We will treat the work in the epidemiology of childhood and adult disorders as central to our understanding of these disorders, and discuss the methodological issues involved in this type of approach that make it so useful to understanding etiology, course, treatment, and prognosis. The diversity of functioning in the emotional and behavioral realm will be reviewed in order to understand issues of abnormal or pathological development. The way in which the social and cultural context interacts with genetic and constitutional aspects of the individual will also be considered. This will give us the basis for examining some of the most common disorders and understanding the dynamics of these disorders during childhood and into adulthood.

This course is open to MA and PhD students in Developmental Psychology and Education and School and Clinical Child Psychology.

Psychology and Education of children and adolescents with behavior disorders (HDP 1284)

The aim of this course is to examine the psychological and educational characteristics of children and adolescents with behaviour disorders with an emphasis on the interplay between constitutional and environmental factors that contribute to these disorders. Research on current assessment and intervention techniques will be covered. This course is taught in the evenings and is targeted to students in the Med program in HDAP.

Systemic family therapy (HDP 3255)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to family therapy concepts and interventions for use in the practice of school and clinical child psychology. Structural, strategic, narrative and transgenerational models are considered through discussion of readings, videotape analysis and practical exercise.

This course is open to students in the PhD programs (Developmental Psychology and Education and School and Clinical Child Psychology) in the Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology.

Developmental trajectories of children and high-risk environments (HDP 3225)

In this course we consider emotional, cognitive and behavioral development in children in the context of high risk environments. We examine recent theory and research on developmental trajectories or pathways. We consider within-family variation in development. High-risk environments include problematic family contexts, negative peer and community influences.

This course is open to students in the PhD programs (Developmental Psychology and Education and School and Clinical Child Psychology) in the Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology.