Psychology

PSYC6312Basic Therapy Skills with Children3 ch
The skills course will survey issues and procedures involved in the treatment of common child and adolescent emotional and behaviour problems. Students will develop basic interviewing skills needed for interactions with children ranging in age from early childhood to adolescence and with parents, teachers and others who may effect change in a child. The focus will be on developing basic skills that can be employed across techniques. Students will also learn about emperically-supported therapies across a range of modalities (e.g., individual, family, group) that are used to address common problems (e.g., anxiety depression, behaviour difficulties). The course may take various formats depending on the instructor, student enrolment, and availablity of volunteers. Prerequisites: None. Estimated number of practicum hours: 20