Clinical Psychology with Children and Families
|Course code PSYC6506||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology|
Introduces students to the aetiology and assessment of the more common disorders of young children, including problems of sleeping, eating, elimination, fears and phobias, and defiant/oppositional behaviours, and integrates this teaching with instruction on methods of intervention, especially behavioural interventions, for these problems. Methods for child protection are also included.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:|
1. Identify the factors determining the formation and maintenance of the common psychological problems of young children.
2. Develop appropriate treatment plans for the amelioration of children's problems.
3. Communicate the conclusions of assessments of children's problems to the children's caregivers.
4. Engage the children's caregivers in therapeutic alliances appropriate to the implementation of treatment plans.
5. Implement treatment plans and evaluate their success.
6. Identify signs that children are in need of protection and take appropriate action.
|Content||* Problems with sleeping|
* Problems with eating
* Problems with elimination
* Fears and phobias
* Defiant/oppositional behaviour
* Interventions with families
* Behavioural interventions
* Other intervention strategies
* Child protection
|Assumed Knowledge||It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6506|