Clinical Psychology of Special Groups: Intellectual Disabilities/Older Adults
This course focusses on the clinical psychology of those with intellectual disabilities and the elderly. Half of the course will be devoted to each of these groups. Teaching on intellectual disabilities will cover the definition, aetiology and assessment of intellectual disability, service provision, and psychological interventions for individuals and their carers. Teaching on the elderly builds on the earlier coverage of the neuropsychological assessment of this group to encompass the role of psychologists in ameliorating the effects of dementia on individuals and their carers. The teaching also covers therapeutic interventions for behavioural disturbances and emotional disorders.
|Faculty||Faculty of Science and Information Technology|
|School||School of Psychology|
Not currently offered
At the conclusion of the semester students will be able to:
*The impact of intellectual disability on the family * Models of behavioural assessment and intervention for people with intellectual disabilities.
|Transition||From 2007, PSYC6513 is not to be taken with PSYC6601 for those students enrolled in the PhD (Clinical Psychology) program.|
|Assumed Knowledge||It is assumed that students will have completed courses in lifespan developmental psychology and individual differences within a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society. It is also assumed that students will have completed PSYC6507, Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode
Problem Based Learning
|Course Materials||None listed|
|Timetable||2014 Course Timetables for PSYC6513|