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EDU3335 Managing Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Young People in the Helping Professions

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 September 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in EDU3335 if EDU5335 has been previously completed.


In Semester 3, 2023 this course will be delivered as a Transition (9 week) semester, commencing on 13 November 2023 and concluding on 12 January 2024.

Professionals working with children and adolescents consistently rate the management of children's social and behavioural problems as one of their major concerns. It is therefore essential that professionals are able to deploy the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively deal with these problems in a way that promotes positive wellbeing and development for all children. The overall aim of this course is to introduce professionals working with children to information concerning the following: emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents; the nature of the causes of these problems; various approaches to assisting young people to overcome these problems.

This course outlines the kinds of emotional and behavioural difficulties helping professionals can expect to encounter in their fields of practice and elaborates on a range of strategies, both preventive and remedial, for responding in a positive and effective manner. The intent of the course is to assist professionals to develop a sound understanding of the nature of emotional and behavioural problems of children and young people, and to develop an awareness of appropriate ways of dealing with the difficulties. This course will provide a foundational understanding of these issues facing young people, critique of the intervention and prevention approaches employed in their field and provide opportunities for student to apply their understanding of these emotional and behavioral difficulties to their professional context. . The course is delivered in an online environment, utilising online discussions and virtual classrooms (such as zoom) and also offers practical application opportunities, whereby students explore various ways of dealing with these issues, with the emphasis on applications within the human services context.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Transition Semester 3, 2023 9W Online
Date printed 30 September 2023