Pediatric Health Psychology   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 489 - Pediatric Health Psychology

This course introduces students to the complex issues involved when children and adolescents present with physical and/or medical health concerns and problems. The course will explore the challenges, adjustments, and losses faced by youth and their families when young people become medically ill. It will investigate ways in which psychologists can interface with both parents and professionals to facilitate communication with healthcare providers, parent integration in the physical, and psychological care of youth. (3 credits)