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DPSY7241 - Clinical child, adolescent and family psychology part 2

SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr Wendy Crouch


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The aim of this unit is to enhance students' skills in the assessment of children, adolescents and their families in various clinical settings. Students will become familiar with appropriate psychological tests with infants, children and adolescents. Skills in the interpretation of complex cognitive profiles and presentation of test results in concise, comprehensive report formats will be developed. The tests covered will include developmental tests (Bayleys Infant Development Scales, Vineland Adaptive Scales) tests of cognitive functioning (eg WISC, WRAML, Children's Memory Scale, and Rey Complex Figure) and projective techniques.


At the end of the subject students would be expected to have:

  1. Increased their theoretical knowledge of a variety of therapeutic approaches for children, adolescents and families;
  2. Developed their skills in conducting therapy with children and adolescents, and
  3. Gained experience in the planning, running and evaluation of group therapy with children or adolescents.


Assessment is practically based and is mostly undertaken as part of the general clinical work undertaken with the internship.

Contact hours

Two hour seminar and 2 hours of private study per week for 13 weeks plus 7.5 hours of observation/practical work per week for 23 weeks.


Completion of Years 1 and 2 of the DPsych (Clinical) and of DPSY7141