CNSL 6306 Counseling Children & Adolescents

This course serves as an introduction to play therapy and provides an overview of counseling interventions with children and adolescents in agency, school, and community-based settings. Group, individual, and family systems techniques will be covered. Emphasis will be on understanding the interactions between the developmental needs of children and adolescents and finding counseling techniques appropriate for these age groups. Childhood disorders and developmental diagnoses will also be discussed as well as techniques for consulting with parents.