This course will provide you with an introduction to the field of 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.This course is for people currently working or intending 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.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
- 20 Credits or more at Level 6 and Above in Psychology.
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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.
When you have completed 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 and 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.
To study this course you will require access to a computer, the Internet and email.
100% internally assessed
There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.
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.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications: