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PSY8260 Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


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


Psychologists are required to possess the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients of all ages, including children and adolescents. Clinical Psychology practice involves work with children and adolescents presenting with a spectrum of clinical concerns, from common, mild presentation, to complex, rare presentations. It is critical that Psychologists working in a Clinical Psychology setting maintain advanced skills in This course aims to provide students advanced skills in regards with an understanding of the different developmental issues, psychological concerns, and methods that apply in treatment and assessment, in order to be able to work successfully with children, adolescents and their carers/parents.

This course will build on students' existing skills in psychological practice with children and adolescents, by providing knowledge and skills required to work with children and adolescents presenting with complex psychological presentations. The course will cover evidence-based assessment and treatment methods recommended for complex childhood presentations including: childhood trauma, OCD, Selective Mutism, and Personality Disorders traits in adolescents. Attendance at the on-campus workshops/residential schools and 13 hours of online workshops are mandatory. Dates of the on-campus workshops/residential schools 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 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 17 May 2022