On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe the diagnostic criteria for common child and adolescent psychological disorders and evaluate the advantages and limitations of existing diagnostic systems.
- Critically examine the essential features of common child and adolescent disorders as well as the existing evidence on the phenomenology, epidemiology, etiology, risk factors and course of these disorders.
- Identify and critically evaluate psychological theories and models in relation to the onset and maintenance etiology of child and adolescent disorders.
- Demonstrate relevant communication skills, and reflective professional and ethical practice consistent with a Clinical Psychologist role.
It is essential that, at the end of the Masters of Clinical Psychology Course, graduates meet the requirements for practising as a clinical psychologist as defined by the Australian Psychological Society.
This unit links with APAC and APS standards and guidelines for accreditation of Master's Course in Clinical Psychology units.