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 behavior 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 also will learn about empirically-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 availability of volunteers.

Prerequisites: None. Estimated number of practicum hours: 20