Netherlands, Utrecht

Developmental Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment in Youth

when 1 April 2019 - 12 August 2019
language English
duration 19 weeks
fee EUR 900

This course provides students with theoretical knowledge on developmental psychopathology. Students acquire knowledge on most common problems in youth, age specific characteristics of psychopathology and developmental transactional explanatory models for youth psychopathology. Students will also acquire theoretical and applied knowledge on psychological assessment and diagnostic decision-making process. Students will get acquainted with some assessment instruments, that can be used to test some ‘typical’ hypothesis in the Child and Youth clinical practice. Students will also learn how to apply their knowledge of normal development and developmental psychopathology to the assessment process for children and adolescents.

In 2019 this course is mainly organized for students that intent to follow the master ‘Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology’, but do not entirely meet the admission requirements. The aim of this course is twofold. First, this course provides students with theoretical knowledge on developmental psychopathology. Students acquire knowledge on most common problems in youth, age specific characteristics of psychopathology and developmental transactional explanatory models for youth psychopathology. Students will also learn how to apply this knowledge for clinical use. Second, students will acquire theoretical and applied knowledge on psychological assessment and diagnostic decision-making process. Emphasis is on the diagnostic cycle, a model for psychological decision making, and the Assessment for Intervention model. Students will get acquainted with some assessment instruments, that can be used to test some ‘typical’ hypothesis in the Child and Youth clinical practice. Students will also learn how to apply their knowledge of normal development and developmental psychopathology to the assessment process for children and adolescents.

Course leader

Dr. Yolanda van Beek

Target group

This course is mainly organized for students that intent to follow the master ‘Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology’, but who do not entirely meet the admission requirements.

Fee info

EUR 900: Course fee
EUR 350: Housing fee

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