CPSY 5601: Child Life Theory, Practice and Program Development

3 CreditsOnline Available

With a strong foundation in the theory and science of child development, Child Life Specialists promote effective coping for children experiencing the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization. Child Life Specialists translate the theory of developmental science into practice and advocate for patient- and family-centered care in medical settings. This course will provide an overview of history, fundamental theories, relevant research, and application of the Child Life Professional Practice. The Official Documents of the Child Life Council (2011) will be analyzed as a source of guiding principles for professional practice. An introduction to Child Life program development is also examined in this course. This course must be taken prior to a child life internship.

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