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:
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
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
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.