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Prospectus

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Advanced Psychodiagnostics in Children and Adolescents

Course
2016-2017

Entry requirements

  • Master’s students Psychology with specialisation Child and Adolescent Psychology.

  • Completion of the course is necessary to start with the internship.

Description

This course provides education and training in the psycho diagnostic assessment of children with cognitive and social-emotional problems. It builds upon the courses Psycho-diagnostics and Psychometrics. This course focuses on the integration of information from the child’s different contexts (at least home and school contexts) during the diagnostic assessment, by emphasizing the different stages in the psychodiagnostic process, such as the intake interview, developing hypotheses, test selection, assessment, integrating all the information in a diagnostic assessment report.

Integrated diagnostic skills will be developed through: Training of practical skills, demonstration and case discussions during workgroups. In addition, Students will conduct an assessment and write an assessment report to practice. The use of various diagnostic tools, interviewing young people and parents, observation, scoring, interpretation of findings and report writing. Students are expected to find a suitable young person with whom they can practice these skills; relevant information is provided on Blackboard.

Course objectives

Upon completion of this course, students have:

  • acquired advanced knowledge of the psycho diagnostic process;

  • acquired skills necessary for various stages in the diagnostic process (from intake to integration of findings); and

  • written a hypothesis driven psycho diagnostic report.

Timetable

For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables

Semester 1:
Lectures
Workgroups

Registration

Course

Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration

Examination

Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

The course consists of 8 plenary 2-hour lectures and 8 (smaller) 2-hour work group sessions. Presence during lectures and work group sessions is mandatory. There is an optional 2-hour Q&A session in preparation of the exam towards the end of the course.

Assessment method

The final grade is based on: An oral exam, consisting case discussions (50%) and 1 written psycho diagnostic report (50%).

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has instituted that instructors use a software programme for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. In case of fraud disciplinary actions will be taken. Please see the information concerning fraud.

Reading list

For Dutch speaking students:

  • Tak, J.A., Bosch, J.D., Begeer, S., & Albrecht, G. (2014, 8e druk) (Eds.). Handboek psychodiagnostiek voor de hulpverlening aan kinderen. Utrecht: de Tijdstroom.

  • Pameijer, N.K., Beukering, J.T.E. van (2015). Handelingsgerichte diagnostiek in het onderwijs. Een praktijkmodel voor diagnostiek en advisering. Leuven: Acco.

For English speaking students:

  • Frick, P.J., Barry, C.T., & Kamphaus, R.W. (2010). Clinical assessment of children’s personality and behavior, (3rd edition). New York: Springer.

  • Various articles and chapters will be announced on Blackboard.

Contact information

Dr. Anika Bexkens
a.bexkens@fsw.leidenuniv.nl