Behavior Theory III: Care of the Child and Adolescent and Family

This course will provide the student with an opportunity to evaluate and apply evidence‐based approaches for health promotion, diagnosis and management of psychiatric illness in the care of children and adolescents and their families. Theoretically based treatment strategies based on evidenced based research will be analyzed and applied to clinical case studies. Theoretical models and research findings pertinent to neuroscience, psychopharmacology and psychotherapeutic/psychosocial interventions of children and adolescents and their family will be evaluated. A review of evidence‐based knowledge needed for assessing, diagnosing, and treatment planning among children, adolescents and their family systems from culturally diverse backgrounds is addressed. Implications of ethical, legal issues, and health policy relative advanced practice psychiatric nursing in the care and treatment of children and adolescent will be reviewed.