Psychology 6920 3.0 Clinical & Diagnostic Assessment of Children and Adolescents
This course functions as a compliment to PSY 6910 (Psycho-educational assessment of children and adolescents) in providing the foundational skills and knowledge for the clinical assessment of children and adolescents. The course will focus on case formulation and, more specifically, will apply diagnostic knowledge of the DSM-5 as well as an appreciation of how biological, environmental, developmental, and sociocultural influences affect psychological and behavioural functioning in youth. Through an in-class YUPC assessment, students will put into practice their clinical skills with respect to diagnostic decision making, interpreting and communicating assessment results, and developing recommendations. Diversity issues as they pertain to best practices in assessment and test bias/fairness will be a theme throughout the course.