Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

73322

This course will give you an introduction to child and adolescent psychopathology. It will extend your knowledge and understanding of core psychological concepts and theories, while you acquire new specialist content matter in numerous issues related to the psychological disorders experienced across childhood and adolescence.

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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online/Print   
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us

This course is for people who work or intend to work with children, adolescents and their families within government or community agencies in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is also for people who intend to go on to further study in psychology, including specialist clinical psychology training.

The learning approach uses case studies to provide a realistic depiction of the common themes and presentations when working with young people who are experiencing psychological disorders.

What you will learn

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • create psychological formulations and hypotheses regarding the aetiology of common child and adolescent psychological disorders experienced across developmental stages, which are based upon recognised theories in the field
  • critically analyse the classification systems and diagnostic processes for common psychological disorders in children and adolescents
  • describe valid and reliable psychological assessment procedures
  • describe effective evidence-based treatments for common psychological disorders in children and adolescents
  • identify relevant cultural and ethical issues related to working with children and adolescents experiencing psychological disorders within Aotearoa New Zealand.

Topics covered include:

  • the major paradigms in the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology, including attachment theory
  • psychological formulation
  • classification of child and adolescent psychological disorders
  • aetiology, assessment and evidence-based treatments of common psychological disorders across the lifespan of childhood and adolescence
  • issues when working with young people experiencing common psychological disorders in Aoteraoa New Zealand, including culture and ethics.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks<

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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Course starts -
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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    7
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 2 2023 Online/Print   
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites
    • 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.

    If you need to discuss prerequisites for this course
    contact us