Fall 2023

Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-364


Julia D. McQuade (Section 01)


This course examines the development, maintenance, and treatment of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Disorders discussed will include behavioral (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder), anxiety (e.g., the phobias and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), mood (e.g. Depression), and developmental (e.g. Autism). Using a developmental perspective, topics will focus on risk factors, theory and etiology, family and social influences, and evidence-based psycho-social treatments. Course readings will come predominantly from empirical research articles and will be discussed in-depth in class. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussions, to provide written reaction papers, and to develop a final research proposal.

Requisite: PSYC 228. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 15 students.  Fall semester.  Professor McQuade.

How to handle overenrollment: Juniors and seniors given first priority.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Attention to writing.

PSYC 364 - LEC

Section 01
W 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM SCCE D303

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time Doubelday Mark Haddon Amherst Books TBD
Child and adolescent psychopathology: a casebook Sage, 2014, 3rd ed. Wilmshurst, L. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


Other years: Offered in Spring 2023, Fall 2023