Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychology and Psychiatry
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)A/Prof Nicole Rinehart


The focus of this unit is on clinical assessment and intervention/management in the field of child and adolescent clinical psychology. Commensurate with the advanced training context of this unit, the content will include a sequence of topics which extend the topics included in the Introductory unit which all students complete in Year 1 (see Clinical Developmental Psychology DSY5105). This Unit will include complex child and adolescent case presentations by senior clinicians in the field. Students will also be required to present cases which relate to their clinical training in the Doctorate program. In addition some specific topics such as: trauma, critical incidents, the use of projective assessment techniques, and group therapy, are included in the seminar topics. Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of these areas in their clinical case discussions and written assessment tasks.


On completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. Demonstrated and advanced knowledge of clinical assessment and management of children and adolescence.
  2. Increased their theoretical knowledge of a variety of assessment and therapeutic approaches for children, adolescents and families;Developed more advanced management / therapy skills in a child and family context.
  3. An ability to write comprehensive clinical assessment reports in the field of child and adolescent clinical psychology.


Class Participation (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)


Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology