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Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Course
2010-2011

Admission requirements

Master students MSc Psychology. Pass for ‘Advanced Psychodiagnostics’ is advised.

Description

This course extends students’ knowledge of abnormal development from infancy through to adolescence, and simultaneously builds knowledge around the approaches to assessment, prevention and intervention for clinical problems arising during this time.

Representative problems covered in the course include: Anxiety, Trauma, Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Personality Disorders, Schizophrenia, Conduct Disorders, Delinquency, Substance Abuse, Suicide prevention, and others.

The seminars, generally conducted by an expert in the topic being addressed, comprise case presentations, scientific developments and trends, issues in society, and discussion.
Special emphasis is given to:

  • The requirements to properly set a diagnosis

  • Designing a (treatment) policy

  • Critical evaluation of (scientific) information. E.g. related to the effectiveness of different forms of intervention and treatment

Course objectives

To develop the academic skills and competences necessary for psychologists to both critically and professionally participate in the decision making processes within the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Timetable

Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2010-2011):

Mode of instruction

Eight seminars, each incorporating presentation by an expert in the field.

Assessment method

A ‘pass’ for the preparation class is necessary to acknowledge the exam-result. If the requirements for a ‘pass’ are not met (not present, insufficient participation), an extra assignment has to be completed.

Exam: open questions regarding literature, discussed topics during lectures and case examples in which a diagnostic or treatment policy has to be formulated. The textbook may be used during the exam.

From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .

Blackboard

Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

  • Textbook: Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 5th ed.

  • Attention: Textbook will be purchased from Labyrint (with significant reduction).

  • Additional literature will be provided during the course.

Registration

Introduction and enrolment for courses of the first semester will take place on 2 September 2010. Introduction and enrolment for courses of the second semester will take place on 27 January 2011. More information will be available at the website of the Institute of Psychology.

NB: Exam registration will take place via uSis, and will be open between a month and a week before the (re)exam. Students who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the exam.

Contact information

Prof. dr. P.M. Westenberg
Room 3B45
Phone: +31-71-527-3628
E-mail: westenberg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl