PSYC478-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Advanced Abnormal Psychology: Professional Practice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022

Description

An in-depth examination of abnormal psychology with a focus on the dimensional processes that contribute to and protect against the expression of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Developmental issues will be considered in relation to atypical patterns of development. Core components of the course will focus on clinical interviewing and psychological assessment. The course will be presented by way of lectures, class work, video clips and selected readings. There will be an emphasis on in-class activities and informed class discussion. This course is strongly recommended for individuals interested in pursuing careers as a mental health practitioner.

An in-depth examination of abnormal psychology with a focus on the dimensional processes that contribute to and protect against the expression of psychopathology. Developmental issues will be considered in relation to atypical patterns of development. This course will provide the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to the interview process, and essential building blocks to effective
clinical interactions. Core components of the course will focus on the foundations of clinical interviewing and psychological assessment. The course will be presented by way of lectures, class work, video clips and selected readings. There will be an emphasis on in-class activities and informed class discussion. This course is strongly recommended for individuals interested in pursuing careers as a mental health practitioner.

Learning Outcomes

  • The objectives of the course are to:
  • Introduce current models of developmental psychopathology including medical/biological, evolutionary, behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, and family systems approaches.
  • Explore the current approaches to assessment and evaluation of child and adolescent psychopathology.
  • Identify familial, relational, cultural, ethnic, developmental, ethical issues in the development of child and adolescent psychopathology, including an examination of risk and resilience factors.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate values and ethics in psychology related to clinical interviewing.
  • Develop basic skills (e.g., attending, reflecting, influencing) that are critical
    to effective clinical interviewing.
  • Understand the structure of the initial clinical interview.
  • Develop an awareness of factors involved in the successful administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized assessment instruments

Prerequisites

Students should have completed PSYC207, PSYC335, EDUC102, or
received HOS approval prior to enrolling in this course.

Restrictions

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 25 Sep
3 Oct - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator

Seth Harty

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Ethics vignette 10%
Reading Reflections (4) 20%
Report 1 20%
Report 2 20%
Suicide assessment training 10%
Video submission 10%
Class Participation 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Beauchaine, Theodore P. , Hinshaw, Stephen P; Child and adolescent psychopathology ; Third edition; John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2017.

Sommers-Flanagan, J. and Sommers-Flanagan, R; Clinical Interviewing ; 6th Ed; Wiley.

There are no required textbooks for this course. Assigned readings for lectures/labs will be provided online via LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,084.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

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  • PSYC478-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022