PYC 735: Infant Mental Health
Synonym:84006 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Sat 7/7 - 7/8 (9:00AM-4:59PM)
Competency Area: Clinical Techniques & Methods/Interventions
Restricted to Year IV students from April 10-24; open to all other classes on April 25. This weekend course will focus on psychologist's roles in the specialty field of Infant Mental Health. Infant Mental Health refers to the optimal social and emotional development of a child (0-6) in the context of critical attachment relationships. The history of Infant Mental Health will be introduced and assessment methods presented. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how to integrate the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-3R) with the DSM-IV-TR. Finally, therapeutic approaches, such as Parent Child Interaction Therapy, will be explored through theoretical material and clinical case examples.