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Psychological Assessment and Child and Adult Psychopathology 2 - PSYC988

This unit will cover theoretical models of the development of psychopathology across the lifespan, as well as evidence-based assessment of adult and child mental disorders such as externalising and internalising disorders, complex disorders such as bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. Methods for differential diagnosis as well as treatment planning for comorbidity will be covered. Assessment techniques for these disorders in children and adults will include interviewing children, adolescents and their families, as well as acutely unwell clients (e.g. psychotic). It will also involve knowledge of self-report measures, child, parent and teacher rating scales and use of behavioural observations where appropriate.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich

Admission to MClinPsych and PSYC986 and PSYC987 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY919, PSY979
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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