Theory and Practice in Child and Family Psychology

30 points

Not offered 2023

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This course builds on the theory and knowledge of Child and Family Psychology taught in the 4th year courses, with a specific academic focus on preparation for students’ upcoming professional work with children and families. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the models and theories which shape and define ethical and effective work as a psychologist with children and families. They will have the opportunity to bring these together, shaping their emerging identities as child and family psychologists. Through teaching and supported learning activities, students will also develop their professional skills relating to clinical reasoning, diagnosis and formulation, psychological and educational models from Te Ao Maori. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills through a written comprehensive assessment report.


Completed a PGDipSci in Child and Family Psychology, or
Part 1 of the Masters of Science in Child and Family Psychology, or
equivalent as approved by the Amo Matua, Te Kaupeka Oranga | Executive Dean of Health or delegate.