DPSY7141 - Advanced clinical psychology: Child, adolescent and family - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Psychological Sciences


Associate Professor Nikolaos Kazantzis

Unit guides



  • Full year 2017 (Day)


HDR unit


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.


Group Proposal (80%)

Class Participation (20%)

Infant Observation (Hurdle)

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology