PSYC6506

Clinical Psychology with Children and Families

10 Units

Introduces students to the aetiology and assessment of the more common disorders of young children, including problems of sleeping, eating, elimination, fears and phobias, 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.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Psychology
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, 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
Requisites
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Clinical & Health Psychology or PhD in Clinical Psychology programs.
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.
Assessment Items
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Weekly in-class interactive case-work
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study
  • Essay: Essay
Contact Hours
  • Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PSYC6506
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