School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Developmental PsychopathologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100530.3

Discipline: PSYCHOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
B7604 - Developmental Psychopathology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1500 Bachelor of Psychology who have passed 240 credit points or 1502 Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology Specialist Year only. The highly content specific nature of this unit prevents the unit from being applicable as an elective in other awards.

About this Unit
This unit will explore important issues related to developmental psychopathology in children and adolescents. It will focus on the criteria, etiology, and developmental progression, considering risk and resilience factors within a normative developmental approach. This unit will also consider the assessment, treatment and prevention and current developments including behaviour therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, in childhood disorders. Psychopharmacology will also be discussed.

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