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PSY5060 Child and Adolescent Psychology

Short Description: Child & Adolescent Psychology
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPPS or MCPS or be undertaking the course as professional development


The course will provide students with the knowledge of how to apply key theories of child and adolescent development into clinical practice. In addition, the course covers common psychological presentations in childhood and adolescence, diagnostic considerations in these age groups, therapeutic relationship skills, and the evidence-based assessment and treatment methods recommended for infants, preschool-age children, primary-school age children and adolescents. Finally, the course will cover important knowledge and skills regarding the impact of child/adolescent psychopathology on parents, teachers and carers, and how to work successfully with these groups.

Attendance at the five on-campus workshops is mandatory. Dates of the five workshops will be according to the 'Workshop Schedule' which will be emailed to students at the outset of the program.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 28 November 2021