Developmental Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment in Youth

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Organizing institution
Utrecht University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Course code
S43
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 900.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor

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. 

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Dr. Yolanda van Beek

Lecturers

Dr. Yolanda van Beek (y.vanbeek@uu.nl) & Dr. Helen Bakker (h.bakker@uu.nl)

Target audience

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.

Study load

Study load will be 80 hours consisting of:
A. Daily lectures, tutorials, and discussion
B. Self-study: reading materials
C. Individual and group assignments

Costs

Course fee
€ 900.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

More information

For more information please contact y.vanbeek@uu.nl or h.bakker@uu.nl (master coordinator).

Registration

Application deadline: 01 July 2019