Clinical Psychology with Children and Families
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
* 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
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
Problem Based Learning
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term