This course will outline theories of child and adolescent diagnosis and interventions in schools and in families. This course will consider collaborative treatment and will look at issues of community, social position, and behavior in the context of the child’s multiple systems and location. Further, this class will address the testing that is typically used in the California school systems and interpretation of those tests for the clinician’s use and well as working in treatment teams in the service of children and adolescents. Further, the course will address how to support and refer families whose children are in therapy or therapeutic settings. Children who are incarcerated or institutionalized in a California setting will also be addressed. This course will also address issues of identity in race, culture, spiritual, and sexual identity.