The purpose of this course is to assist the Advance Practice Nurse in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of psychiatric mental health problems in childhood and adolescence at the individual, family and community level. Conceptual models/theories and treatment modalities will be examined. Theories of family development and behavior including functional and dysfunctional behavioral patterns will be examined. Normal and abnormal findings are differentiated to improve assessment and diagnostic reasoning. This course also includes a review of psychotherapy, psychoeducation, health promotion and disease prevention, and application of behavior modification techniques. Individual, group, and family therapy techniques will be reviewed. Prerequisites: 517, 519, 529, 566, 568 or consent of the instructor. 3 S.H.