Psych 335: Developmental Neuropsychology
Developmental neuropsychology is a field in which brain-behaviour relationships are examined in the context of typical and atypical development. This undergraduate-level course focuses on the structural development of the brain, the emergence of functional brain systems, and the neuropsychological underpinnings of childhood brain disorders such as phenylketonuria, foetal alcohol exposure, traumatic brain injury, and autism. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical perspectives and empirical research in neuropsychology with clinical practice.
Psych 605: Readings in Developmental Neuropsychology
This graduate-level course is an adjunct to Psych 335 and is intended for graduate students in clinical psychology who are interested in developing specialization in the field of neuropsychology. The course includes a didactic component, which parallels that of Psych 335, and an applied component that focuses on skills that are integral to the practice of clinical neuropsychology (e.g., assessment planning, case critique, fact finding). Enrolment in this course requires permission of the instructor.
Psych 636C: Practicum in Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs)
This graduate-level practicum is intended for senior students whose clinical interests pertain to children and adolescents. The practicum includes a didactic component related to the conceptualization of PDDs, formal training on PDD assessment tools including the ADI-R and ADOS, and conducting clinical assessments in which PDD is part of the referral question. Enrolment in this practicum requires permission of the instructor.
Psych 717/718/720: Observation, Interviewing and Cognitive Assessment/ Psychological Assessment Team Activities
The overall focus of this graduate-level course is on the acquisition of the core knowledge and skills relevant to the psychological assessment of children and adults. The course is intended to be part of an ongoing educational process designed to aid you in gaining increasing knowledge and competence in the assessment of individuals, as reflected in the wide range of activities (e.g., research, clinical practice, consultation) engaged in by Ph.D.–level psychologists.
Psych 795: Structure and Function of the Developing Brain
This graduate-level seminar examines the development of brain-behaviour relationships between gestation and young adulthood from converging behavioural, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging perspectives. The objectives of this course are to (1) acquire baseline knowledge of the structural/functional organization of the developing brain, (2) become familiar with major themes and controversies that are integral to the study of brain development, and (3) develop in-depth knowledge of an aspect of developing brain structure/function that is germane to your area of research.