Observational and applied experiences with children, adolescents, adults, or families. Exploration of professional skills and opportunities.
Course Learning Objectives:
• Develop professional skills at a practicum site pertinent to lifespan interests.
• Demonstrate skill in observation techniques.
• Strengthen understanding of routine duties and experiences at each site.
• Establish goals to maximize the practicum experience.
• Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues and codes of conduct at placement sites.
This course can be applied towards:
HDFS 101 (Individual and Family Development) or PSY 100 (General Psychology); completion of 30 credits.
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
American Psychological Association
- The Developing Person: Through Childhood and Adolescence, 10th Ed. (2016)
Berger, Kathleen S.
- The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture… (2011)
Siegel, Daniel J. and Bryson, Tina P.