Courses and Descriptions

CYCP-1009Emotional and Behavioural Disorders of Youth

This course begins with a brief overview of normal human development and the research methods employed to gather and evaluate evidence concerning development. We will then explore the problem of defining abnormal or disordered behaviour in children, the frequency of disorders of youth, and the special needs presented by youth as clients. Our discussions will then turn to some of the most common disorders of youth including anxiety disorders, depression and social problems, conduct disorder, ADHD, developmental language and learning disabilities, autism, and schizophrenia. Discussion for each of the above will include an overview of various perspectives from which to view the causes of the disorders, common behavioural indicators, and an emphasis on biological and cognitive behavioural approaches to treatment.


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