PSYC07014 2016 Applied Child Psychology (middle childhood)
In this module students will gain a deepened awareness of the developing child from 6-12 (middle childhood). In addition they will study developmental disorders and the most common psychological problems encountered in childhood. The personal, contextual, maintaining and protective factors implicated in these conditions will be explored. Students will gain an understanding of the evidence based range of interventions used in the treatment of childhood disorders. The module also looks at the impact of life stressors on the young. As child observations are crucial professional tools for those working in this area the module will seek to further develop and enhance this skill set for the student.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Explain typical development in middle childhood (6-12).
Examine atypical development in this age group.
Investigate problems of childhood including illness, separation and loss, bullying and neglect.
Use psychological approaches to manage difficult behaviours in childhood
Select appropriate child observation techniques to produce a study of a child.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial.
Module Assessment Strategies
Child study (to be completed on work placement)
Write an article pertinent to the module for a newspaper/magazine/digital media.
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Pervasive developmental disorders eg autism
The sick child: hospitalization, chronic or terminal illness, understanding the needs of siblings and parents.
Separation and loss: short and long term separation, transitions, loss and grief, stages of grief, grief and mourning in a multicultural society.
Bullying: defining the problem, types of bullying, signs and symptoms, characteristics in bullying behaviour.
Observation Studies: Ethical observation methods and assessments.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Article for a newspaper||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||40 %||Week 11||2,3,4|
|2||child study||Project||Project||60 %||End of Year||1,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||ECCE Skills Laboratory||Tutorial||1||Weekly||1.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2015-12-17 The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach Routledge
ISBN 1138806137 ISBN-13 9781138806139
The third edition of the hugely successful Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology incorporates important advances in the field to provide a reliable and accessible resource for clinical psychologists. Beginning with a set of general conceptual frameworks for practice, the book gives specific guidance on the management of problems commonly encountered in clinical work with children and adolescents drawing on the best practice in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy. In six sections thorough and comprehensive coverage of the following areas is provided:
Frameworks for practice
Problems of infancy and early childhood
Problems of middle childhood
Problems of adolescence
Adjustment to major life transitions
Thoroughly updated throughout, each chapter dealing with specific clinical problems includes cases examples and detailed discussion of diagnosis, classification, epidemiology and clinical features. New material includes the latest advances in: child and adolescent clinical psychology; developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology; assessment and treatment programmes. This book is invaluable as both a reference work for experienced practitioners and as an up-to-date, evidence-based practice manual for clinical psychologists in training.
The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology is one of a set of 3 books published by Routledge which includes The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach, Second Edition (Edited by Carr & McNulty) and The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice (Edited by Alan Carr, Christine Linehan, Gary OReilly, Patricia Noonan Walsh and John McEvoy).
2013-07-25 Child Development Theory & Practice, 2nd edition Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN 1292001011 ISBN-13 9781292001012
The second edition of Child Development: Theory and Practice 0-11 has been fully revised and updated while retaining the authoritative, accessible and well structured writing style that proved popular in the first edition. The text is infused with the authors' passion and enthusiasm for the subject and their anecdotes provide engaging real-life examples of child development in practice.
2014-11-01 A Practical Guide to Child Observation and Assessment 4th Edition Oxford University Press
ISBN 140850488X ISBN-13 9781408504888
This best-selling book has been completely revised to provide a fully up-to-date guide on observation and assessment. Packed with examples of observation techniques, and documented examples, this is the only book students will need to build the skills required by the professional childcare practitioner. The book covers child observation components of all major childcare courses.
Irish Journal of Psychology The Psychological Society of Ireland
British Journal of Developmental Psychology The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Educational Psychology The British Psychological Society
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines Cambridge University Press
Child study to be conducted during practice placement