FALL 2013 Continuing Education Offerings
PSYCH 391 SEMINAR (NOT JUNIOR WRITING)
Psych 391DA – Seminar: Diversity among Contemporary American Families will be offered online. The notion of the “traditional American family” is transforming. With new historical circumstances, american families have become more diverse. This course will provide students with an overview and analysis of a variety of contemporary family systems in the United States, such as single-parent families, adoptive family systems, and families with lesbian and gay parents. Students will gain understanding in family systems theory and in research methods for studying family systems. Course material will be considered from the perspective of social issues, questions, and public controversies, both current and historical – e.g., “Is the traditional family disappearing?”, “Is the institution of marriage dying or changing?”. The course will address factors that contribute to optimal family functioning and positive outcomes for children and parents. Implications for future research, public policy, and law surrounding parenting and families (e.g., custody and placement decisions) will be covered. Pre-requisite: Psych 100 Instructor: Rachel Farr, Ph.D. (email@example.com).
391UU – Seminar: Intellectual Disability and Mental Health will be offered online. Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: An introduction to the “other” dual diagnosis. People with MR are more likely than the general population to develop a mental illness at some point in their lives. Students will be introduced to how mental illness is manifested in this population and the medical, behavioral, and psychotherapeutic options for treatment. This course will be helpful to those going into such fields as human services, special education, medicine, and communications disorders. Instructor: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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