ccmh504 | Graduate

Individual And Family Development Across The Life Span

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This course presents students with theoretical frameworks to foster an understanding of the various dimensions of human development. Emphasis is placed on biological, cognitive, and psychosocial development within the context of gender, family systems, social roles, and culture. Students evaluate clinical situations and assess potential therapeutic interventions in context.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Developmental Milestones, Challenges, and Therapeutic Interventions for Early to Late Childhood

    • Design developmentally appropriate interventions to assist children and their parents.
    • Describe major influences on social development in early and middle childhood.
    • Examine the developmental milestones of children during early, middle, and late childhood.

    Developmental Milestones, Challenges, and Therapeutic Interventions for Adolescence

    • Describe the physical developmental changes during adolescence.
    • Describe major influences on social and emotional development in adolescence.
    • Analyze developmental challenges experienced during adolescence.

    Conception, Prenatal, and Infant Development

    • Identify the stages of prenatal development.
    • Evaluate the impact of genetics, nutrition, and environment on prenatal development.
    • Identify the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social milestones of infants.
    • Describe the influence of culture and gender on infant development.
    • Analyze the impact of environmental versus genetic factors on human development.

    Theories of Human and Family Development

    • Articulate the stages of the family life cycle as they relate to lifespan stages of individuals.
    • Identify interrelations among work, family, and other life roles and factors.
    • Describe general systems theory as it relates to family development.
    • Explore contemporary theories of cognitive development and learning including Piaget’s stages of learning.
    • Identify the usefulness of the different theories of lifespan development.

    Developmental Changes, Personal Challenges, and Family Challenges in Adulthood

    • Identify the cognitive and socioemotional changes that occur in adulthood.
    • Describe challenges faced during adulthood.
    • Explain the effect of adulthood challenges on the family.
    • Analyze the effect of the interrelations among work, family, and other life roles on adult development.

    Developmental Changes, Personal Challenges, and Family Challenges in Late Adulthood

    • Identify the cognitive, physical, and socioemotional changes that occur in late adulthood.
    • Describe counseling strategies to help individuals in late adulthood and their families understand death and dying.
    • Describe the challenges that families encounter with a family member approaching the end of life.
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