GRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MINUTES

November 15, 2005

 

 

Members Present:     Ali, Fater, Kuffel, Majak, Reineke, Reis

Members Absent:     Seebach B., Seebach E. (exc), Steffen, Erickson, Rausch, Von Dollen

Consultants:              Agarwal, Mc Lean

Guests:                        Fisher, Murray

 

1.             M/S/P to approve minutes of October 18, 2005.

 

2.             First Readings:

                Proposal #1:

                RTH 400/500, Child Life Theory and Practice, 3 credits, new course.

                This course introduces future certified child life specialists and others to theories and techniques of providing services to reduce anxiety of

                children and families in hospitals and alternative settings. This course develops understanding and affirmation of the values of supporting

                 individual development, family-centered care, play, therapeutic relationships, developmentally appropriate communication, professional

                collaboration, defined clinical competencies, and research findings that examine the practice of child life. Prerequisite: PSY 210 or 212 or CYC

                210.

 

                RTH 401/501, Child Life Facilitation of Psychosocial Support, 2 credits, new course.

                This course introduces future certified child life specialists and others to providing psychosocial support and  intervention techniques that

                help children and families cope with stress from hospitalization or life events that disrupt normal development. Techniques for using play,

                recreation, creative arts modalities, and supportive activities including volunteer provision are explored. Prerequisite: PSY 210 or 212 or CYC

                210.               

 

This was a first reading. There will be a second reading.

 

3.             Old business: None

 

4.             New business: Kuffel and Agarwal gave a brief update from Graduate Council regarding appeals process.

 

M/S/P to adjourn meeting at 4:10 p.m.