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PSYC71-608: Psychopathology and Therapy: Families, Children and Adolescents

Description

This subject provides 48 hours of advanced training in the assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment of common and severe mental disorders and psychopathology in children and adolescents. The disorders covered include anxiety and depressive disorders, externalising problems, adjustment disorders, developmental disorders (including autism spectrum disorders), and suicide and self-harm. In this subject students receive 10 hours of formal academic training in the mechanisms and aetiology of these disorders, including a critical examination of the major diagnostic systems and diagnostic criteria, 10 hours of formal academic training in the clinical, behavioural, and psychometric assessment of these problems, 24 hours of formal academic training in empirically validated psychological interventions, and 4 hours formal academic training in psychopharmacology as it applies to these disorders. At the end of this subject students should have developed the competence to reliably diagnose the disorders covered, and to plan and evaluate appropriate treatments.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC71-608
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $5,250

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of psychological theories and models, the empirical findings supporting these theories and the methods employed to establish them, the major methods of psychological investigation and techniques of measurement and their application and interpretation, and design and implement a psychological intervention;
2. Demonstrate knowledge and behaviour consistent with the ethical, legal and professional requirements of psychological practice;
3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge of systematic psychological assessment;
4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge regarding intervention strategies;
5. Demonstrate the application of research knowledge and skills to psychological practice;
6. Demonstrate excellent written communication skills.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) is an accredited 5th and 6th Year pathway towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into this program is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019