575 Clinical Issues in School Counseling

As a core School Counseling course, this course will explore the myriad of emotional health issues that arise in children and adolescents during the primary and secondary school years and ways for the school counselor to identify, screen, support, and refer youth most effectively.  The course will review age expectations from a developmental perspective and will explore psychopathology from major mental and behavioral health diagnoses.  Such issues include Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders.  Other behavioral trends will be investigated that include such emerging issues as bullying and cyber-bullying, social networking and “sexting”, self-injury, tattoos and piercing, LGBTQI youth, adolescent suicide, and cliques and gangs.

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