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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1.5 hours of lectures/seminars per week for 12 weeks. Estimated Total Time Commitment: 54 hours |
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PSYC00008 Ethics and Professional Issues
PSYC00021 Child Assessment and Therapy
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ContactDr Maree Dellaportas
This component builds on the Child Assessment and Therapy unit. It will include a series of lectures examining the major schools of family therapy and the key issues that are common to all. Life cycle issues in the therapy system will be addressed. Major issues faced by clinicians working with adolescents will also be given particular attention including: family relationships; risk taking; independence issues; depression; personality disorders; self harm and suicidal tendencies; substance abuse; anti-social behaviours. The emphasis is on recognising risks, assessing the origins of and the influences on adolescent problems, and developing age and stage sensitive methods of working in the area. Students will be provided with an overview on the changing patterns, over the past decade, in the use of psychotropic medication with young people and the reasons for concerns about overuse/misuse. Infant mental health and treatment using group therapies will also be discussed.
To introduce students to systemic approaches to working with a young person and the family system in an ages and stage sensitive way addressing the major developmental, marital and family issues that impact upon children and adolescents.
The programme will also assist in developing an advanced understanding of the major diasnoses/clinical problems faced by clinicians working with childre,adolescents and their families. As such, the range of clinical and professional issues addressed will include the use of psychotropic medication and risk-taking behaviours in young clients.
One seminar paper presented in class from the adolescent lecture series. Each student is required to give an oral critique of a journal article from the Adolescent Development reading list and to lead a discussion of issues relating to the article (10% of assessment). Articles will be circulated during the first two weeks of semester.
One child/adolescent family case study of 2000 words - (90% of assessment). Students are asked to submit a case study based on one of their placemetn cases (de-identified) which outlines briefly the assessment of the case, and more fully, the formulation and intervention. The purpose of the case study is to focus on integrating material in two particular ways:
Reading pack available at the start of the seminar series.
Treatment of Childhood Disorders 3rd edition, edited by Eric J. Marsh and Russel A. Barkley 2006. The Guildford Press: New York
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To introduce students to systemic approaches to working with a young person and the family system in an age and stage sensitive way addressing the major marital and family issues that impact upon children and adolescents. The program will also assist in developing an understanding of the major problems faced by clinicians working with children, adolescents and their families. As such, the range of clinical and professional issues addressed will include the use of psychotropic medication, risk-taking behaviours.
Master of Psychology (Clinical Child) |
Master of Psychology/PhD (Clinical Child)
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