PSYC5534 Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Clinical and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of common neurodevelopmental disorders requires an understanding of normal cognitive development as well as the aetiology, developmental trajectory and underlying neuropsychological profiles. This facilitates the ability to identify comorbid and differential diagnoses and work with children and families in an effective manner. Thus, it is essential that Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists stay abreast of the theory and research in this field so they can understand the difficulties faced by their clients, develop competencies in evidence-based assessment practices and implement appropriate therapies and interventions.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of normal cognitive development, contemporary theories and key concepts underlying paediatric neuropsychology; (2) develop an understanding of the aetiology, developmental trajectory and neuropsychological profiles of common neurodevelopment conditions; (3) gain an understanding of how to diagnosis, assess and treat children and adolescents with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions; (4) have gained basic skills in, and the ability to, critically evaluate assessment and intervention methods for children and families with these disorders; and (5) develop skills in communicating knowledge about issues relating to these disorders to varied audiences, (e.g. parents, teachers, and practitioners in related professions).
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class/workshop presentation and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Carmela Pestell
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590)
or
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590)
or
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
or
the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560);
and
PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I (formerly PSYC8672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I)
and
PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II (formerly PSYC8673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II)
and
PSYC5531 Assessment and Intervention—Adult Complex Disorders
Advisable prior study:
PSYC5674 Assessment and Intervention—Childhood Disorders
Incompatibility:
PSYC5552 Assessment (formerly PSYC8552 Assessment)
Contact hours
13 x 3 hours (attendance at classes/workshops is compulsory)
Note
Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
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