Pediatric Psychology

SCH PS602 - Pediatric Psychology

Credits: 2

This course surveys major topics in pediatric psychology, a growing and multi-faceted practice area that lies at the intersection of Health Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology. Course content will include methods of assessment, intervention, consultation, and prevention as regards the multiple domains of pediatric psychology including chronic illness, chronic pain, problems of eating, sleeping and elimination, behavior problems in pediatric context, adherence to medical procedures, and the promotion of wellness. The perspective offered will take developmental differences into account and view the child or adolescent in the context of family, school, community, and culture. This course is an elective that is particularly pertinent to students in the Health Psychology and CFAR clinical concentrations.