Child Psychological Disorders (PSYC6049)
UNIT OF STUDY
This course introduces current perspectives on child and adolescent psychopathology, examining the historical development and current status of theory and practice. Core theories are presented within a developmental-ecological framework and examined in relation to the etiology and course of common internalising and externalising disorders. Skills training addresses basic family consultation as well as multi-method forms of assessment (e.g., interviewing, observation, self-report) and intervention (e.g., parent skills training, individual and group child therapy). Attention is also given to essential aspects of professional practice related to school and community contexts, ethics, and the scientist-practitioner model.
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12 three-hour lectures
Clinical role-play (including videotaped interview and written self-critique) (100%)
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