Developmental Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment in Childhood and Adolescence

Course code
S43
Course fee (excl. housing)
Price
€750
Course Level
Advanced Bachelor

This course focuses on how scientific knowledge on developmental psychopathology is applied in clinical practice for children and adolescents. Students will acquire theoretical and applied knowledge on psychological assessment and the diagnostic decision-making process. Students will get acquainted with some assessment instruments that can be used to test some ‘typical’ hypotheses in the Child and Youth clinical practice.

The course will be delivered on location. Should there be Covid-restrictions at the time the course will be held we may have to change to an online format.

Students will learn how to apply knowledge of normal development and developmental psychopathology to the assessment process for children and adolescents.

This course is organized for students that intent to follow the master ‘Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology’, but who do not entirely meet the admission requirements. Students are expected to already have some knowledge on the most common problems in youth, age specific characteristics of psychopathology and developmental (transactional) explanatory models for youth psychopathology. Students will learn how to apply this knowledge for clinical use. 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’ hypotheses 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 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 organized for students that intent to follow the master ‘Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology’, but who do not entirely meet the admission requirements.

Aim of the course

The aim of this course is to prepare students from other universities, who do not yet entirely meet the admission criteria for the master 'Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology'.

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:
Price
€750
Included:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
400
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School

Contact details

Yolanda van Beek | E: y.vanbeek@uu.nl

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 June 2023