This course offers contemporary insights, thoughts, and trends on childhood issues that are becoming increasingly commonplace. The rate of reported cases of autism, ADHD, and other childhood developmental disorders is increasing, and this course aims to help mental health professionals better equip themselves to help young clients and their families.
- List the symptoms and types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- Identify the major categories of childhood disorders and how this affects the child and family.
- Describe the hybrid model of attachment theory and developmental psychology that can be used with children with childhood disorders.
Course Lessons and Descriptions
CIS 101: Understanding and Managing ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood
Edward Kuhnley, M.D.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurologically-based condition that affects individuals across all developmental stages of life. This session introduces attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder by first overviewing diagnostic categories in the DSM-5.
Runtime: 50 minutes 24 seconds
CIS 102: Asperger’s, ADHD, the Autism Spectrum and Oppositional Defiance: Working with Families of Special Needs Children
Stephanie Holmes, M.A.
The prevalence of childhood disorders is on the rise. In this session, four major categories of childhood disorders will be discussed. Disorders initiate loss in the life of the child, parents and others who are involved.
Runtime: 51 minutes 29 seconds
CIS 103: Treating Explosive Kids
Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.
This session explores a hybrid model that incorporates attachment theory and developmental psychopathology while also drawing on emerging neuroscience to reeducated, redefine and remediate the problem with parents and their children.
Runtime: 50 minutes 29 seconds
2.5 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.5 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.