PSX_003 Counselling psychology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Petr Grossmann (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 5 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/5, only registered: 0/5
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject focuses on counseling care of children and juveniles in individual stages of their development. Its aim is to provide general knowledge base of psychological counseling for children and adolescents. After the course students will be able to use correct terminology and work with the diagnostic categories. At the end of the course students will be able to develop a strategy of counseling process and adequate procedure of examination, and to compile a battery of relevant psychodiagnostic methods.
  • Following issues will be discussed in this course: 1. Pedagogical-psychological counseling. Current state, development, education, relation and cooperation with other disciplines, personality of psychologist. 2. Counseling care of children and adolescents in the life course. Counseling process, overview of the issues, diagnostic devices, types of examinations. 3. Developmental speech disorders. Speech development and its pathology, pronunciation disorders, articulation and speech rhythm, disorders of grammatical sentence construction, social use of language. 4. Mental deficiency. Definition, diagnostics, epidemiology, etiology, and pathogenesis. Clinical forms of m. d., prognosis, differential diagnosis, professional care. 5. Pervasive developmental disorders. Autism, Asperger s syndrome, schizoid disorder in childhood. 6. Activity and attention disorders. Hyperactivity, impulsivity, hyperkinetic disorder, ADHD. 7. Pre-school age. Irregular development. School attendance capability. Laterality in counseling process. 8. School age. School entry, school performance. School relevant deficiencies in structure of abilities. Specific developmental learning disorders. Gifted children. Reading problems. 9. Professional and career counseling. 10. Emotional disorders in childhood and adolescence. 11. Children endangered by environment. Mental deprivation, CAN, prevention. 12. Child in a classroom. 13. Educational psychology. The course is taught annually.
  • PEŠOVÁ, Ilona and Miroslav ŠAMALÍK. Poradenská psychologie pro děti a mládež. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2006. 150 s. ISBN 8024712164. info
  • Vágnerová, marie. Školní poradenská psychologie pro pedagogy. Nakladatelství Karolinum UK v Praze, 2005. ISBN 80-246-1074-4
  • SVOBODA, Mojmír. Psychodiagnostika dětí a dospívajících. (Psychogiagnostics of Child and Adolescents). 1st ed. Praha: Portál, 2001. 791 pp. Studium. ISBN 80-7178-545-8. info
  • MATĚJČEK, Zdeněk. Praxe dětského psychologického poradenství. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1991. 335 s. ISBN 8004245269. info
  • ŘÍČAN, Pavel and Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Dětská klinická psychologie. Vyd. 3., přeprac. a dopl.,. Praha: Grada, 1997. 450 s. ISBN 8071695122. info
  • DUNOVSKÝ, Jiří, Zdeněk DYTRYCH and Zdeněk MATĚJČEK. Týrané, zneužívané a zanedbávané dítě. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1995. 245 s. ISBN 8071691925. info
  • VÁGNEROVÁ, Marie. Školní poradenská psychologie pro pedagogy. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Karolinum, 2005. 430 s. ISBN 8024610744. info
Teaching methods
theoretical background, consultation, discussion, home-work
Assessment methods
Written essay (15 pages), oral examination during the semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
General note: Výuka probíhá formou konzultací s příslušným vyučujícím.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen pouze zahraničním studentům psychologie.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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