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

This course will focus on the multidimensional biopsychosocial management of adults and older adults within the framework of the family. The examination of theoretical models and evidenced based research findings pertinent to neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic/psychosocial interventions of adults and their families is evaluated for best evidence‐based practices. Students will examine the adult and aging process as it relates to symptom development and treatment strategies. Crisis theory, psychological trauma, personality disorders, dementia, and substance use assessment and treatment will be highlighted across the adult and aging process. Legal and ethical implications of treatment for adults and the older adult will be incorporated in the advanced practice role.