PYC 735: Infant Mental Health

Synonym:

68780 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Gina Pasquale

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 6/12 - 6/13 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Clinical Techniques & Methods/Interventions
Restricted to Years II, III and IV students.

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.