|Teacher||Dr. J. Sargent|
|Frequency||Every three years|
|Credits||5 ECTS||Workload||125-150 Hours|
|Applicability||This Module builds on the practicum in counseling and uses theories and techniques to focus on the specific needs of children and adolescents.
|Course structure||See module and courses|
|Contact time||35-45 Hours||Self-Study||105-125 Hours|
|Participation requirement||See access to the program|
|Content of the Module||An examination of the interpersonal dynamics of children and adolescents who come to counselors for help due to the severity of their spiritual, emotional, motivational, behavioral, and adjustment problems. Counseling procedures for normal developmental concerns and issues, as well as clinical procedures, treatment methods, and counseling approaches for the more resistant and recalcitrant youth, will be covered.
This course is designed to introduce the student to various aspects of psychopathology in children and adolescents, using normal development as a yardstick with which to measure pathology. Special emphasis will be given to important concerns such as suicide, pregnancy, violence, and loss. These issues will be approached from a developmental frame of reference and counseling strategies that can interrupt the cycle of self-defeating behavior will be explored.
A. General Learning Objectives
B. Specific Behavioral Objectives
|Outline||A. Typical Child Development
B. Typical Adolescent Development
C. Common Psychological Problems and Issues for Children and Adolescents.
D. Counseling Tools and Techniques Suitable for Children and Adolescents.
E. Individual, Group, and Classroom interventions.
|Examination||The final exam will be an essay exam that requires you to apply a combination of child counseling theory, understanding of children’s issues, intervention strategies, and research support to specific case studies. Your responses should be unique, and distinct, and reflect YOUR work and learning gleaned from the course lectures, presentations, and readings.