School Psychology 2 (EDMT5673)


The assessment of behaviour problems, both externalising and internalising, is introduced as it applies to children and young people in educational and home settings. Links between the theories, descriptions and classification of problem behaviour, and DoE practice in NSW is highlighted. Appropriate strategies for the assessment of behaviour problems, programming for classroom behaviour management, programming support strategies for externalising mental health problems, and the evaluation of intervention programs, are discussed as they apply to the educational and other environments in which School Counsellors work. Alternative settings for individuals with behaviour and mental health difficulties are critically evaluated.

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1x3-hr seminar/wk for 12 wks


seminar presentation and handout (40%) and case study (60%)


Sattler, J. M. (2014). Foundations of behavioral, social, and clinical assessment of children. (6th ed.). San Diego: Sattler Publisher; and Resource Guide to Accompany

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EDMT5623 and EDMT5625

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