Behavior Theory I: Care of the Adult and the Older Adult and Family

This course will focus on synthesized advanced practice knowledge relevant to the multidimensional assessment and interventions processes of the adult and older adult and their family. The examination of theoretical models, evidenced based practice and research findings pertinent to neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic/psychosocial interventions is evaluated for best evidence-based practices. Students will examine clinical therapeutics, life style modification and complementary therapies as part of their clinical decision making. Knowledge needed for mental health assessment, differential diagnosis, and interventions with culturally diverse individuals is addressed. Diverse psychiatric settings and their patient population dynamics, including presenting psychiatric and medical symptoms and interventions, will be analyzed as part of the advanced practice role.