Advanced Clinical Psychology with Children and Adolescents
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Introduces students to the aetiology and assessment of the more common psychological disorders of older children and adolescents including problems of affect disturbance; eating disorders; problems of substance abuse; personality development; and gender / social identity. The teaching also integrates instruction and discussion of methods of intervention.
At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:
1. Identify the factors determining the formation and maintenance of common psychological disorders of older children and adolescents.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the assessment procedures and their appropriate application to the presenting case.
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various intervention strategies appropriate in these cases.
4. Explain concept of 'best practice' as determined by evidence-based treatments for the amelioration of these problems.
5. Show an awareness of the impact of the problems and interventions on the young person's social milieu.
1. Problems of emotional distress
2. Problems with eating
3. Problems of personality development
4. Problems of substance abuse
5. Problems of social identity and social development
6. Adjustment problems in adolescence
7. Behavioural interventions
8. Other intervention strategies
It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society. It is also assumed that students will have completed PSYC6506 Clinical Psychology with Children and Families.
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term