Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 24, 2022  
Graduate Catalog 2021-2022
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COUN 662 - Counseling Children and Adolescents

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This course is designed to provide counseling students with specialized knowledge and skills in working with young children (ages 5-12) and adolescents. Students learn how to identify and treat various forms of abnormal child behavior using play therapy and other child therapy techniques. Students also learn the current theories related to the identification and treatment of attention deficit disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and other disorders with a high prevalence in current society. Child behavior management skills training for parent education are also included. This course also examines the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual developmental processes of the adolescent. Family and peer relationships are explored as well as school influences. Attention will be given to self-concept and self-esteem, identity diffusion, psychosexual development, and adjustment problems. An overview of theories and practices in counseling the adolescent is provided. Prerequisite(s): COUN 564.



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