Students are required to successfully complete this topic prior to commencing a child placement that involves psychological assessments.
This topic will cover the role of the psychologist in assessing and treating children from 0-18 years, in clinical psychology settings. An understanding of normal child development is expected as a prerequisite. The focus of this topic is upon assessment of the problems of children and families and the formulation of data-driven hypotheses which lay the foundations for intervention. The main theoretical framework of relevance will be the Cattell-Horn-Carroll theory of intelligence. An introduction is provided to various assessment tools (WISC, WJ, WIAT, CBCL), clinical interviewing of children and families, and evidence-based treatments for common psychological disorders.
This topic aims to:
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