Seminar in Clinical Psychology: Autism

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Course No: PSYC.4752-061; SIS Class Nbr: 13628; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Open

Course Description

An advanced seminar to consider special topics in clinical psychology with focus on critique of the theoretical and empirical literature, identification of future research pathways, and the potential for application with consideration of ethics and social responsibility. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex neurological disorder that typically appears before the age of three and immediately and profoundly affects a young child's ability to communicate, develop language, form social relationships and respond appropriately to environmental cues. Over the last 15-20 years, autism has received an increasing level of attention in both scientific arenas and the popular press. Most recent estimates are that about 1 in 50 children are affected. This seminar will examine issues in the etiology, characteristics and treatment of autism and related developmental disabilities. The seminar will also explore some of the more prominent theories and controversies surrounding these disorders. Much of the seminar will be focused on a behavioral approach to understanding and treating children with autism and significant intellectual challenges. This is a writing-intensive course.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PSYC.1010 Intro to Psychological Science, and PSYC.2320 Psychology of Personality, or PSYC.2720 Abnormal Psychology, and PSYC.2690 Research I: Methods.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Kaitlin Maguire
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Chat Hours: Tue 9-10pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

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