CE 611 Syllabus: Development over the Lifespan

Mary Fawcett, Winona State University

Course Description

Catalog description The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of perspectives on the normal development of children, adolescents and adults. Major theories, issues, eras, and trends in lifespan development will be addressed. 2. Content areas: lifespan stages, developmental theories, key mental health/developmental issues, current childhood illnessness that impede learning, and critical issues facing the elderly 3. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Related Standards sets the following knowledge requirements for this course: a. theories of individual and family development and transitions across the life span; b. theories of learning and personality development, including current understandings about neurobiological behavior; c. effects of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on persons of all ages; d. theories and models of individual, cultural, couple, family, and community resilience; e a general framework for understanding exceptional abilities and strategies for differentiated interventions; f. human behavior, including an understanding of developmental crises, disability, psychopathology, and situational and environmental factors that affect both normal and abnormal behavior; g. theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment; and h. theories for facilitating optimal development and wellness over the life span.