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PSY5060 Child and Adolescent Psychology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPPS or MCPS 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. This course aims to provide students 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.

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

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 10 February 2023