PSMA007 Clinical Psychology of Children

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Hana Jahnová (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
Timetable
Fri 6. 11. 8:00–13:40 K23, Fri 13. 11. 8:00–13:40 K23, Fri 20. 11. 8:00–13:40 K23, Fri 27. 11. 8:00–13:40 K23
Prerequisites
The course Child Clinical Psychology focuses on the clinical and psychological topics of childhood and adolescence from a very broad perspective.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive, general overview of the field with the aim of extending the theoretical basis of the course through introducing practical clinical experience in the form of clinical psychological case studies.
Lectures are followed by seminars in which case studies are discussed.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course Child Clinical Psychology focuses on the clinical and psychological topics of childhood and adolescence from a very broad perspective.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive, general overview of the field with the aim of extending the theoretical basis of the course through introducing practical clinical experience in the form of clinical psychological case studies.
Lectures are followed by seminars in which case studies are discussed.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students are able to:
- Understand and explain key theories, concepts, approaches, and procedures from the field of psychopathology and clinical psychology of children;
- Incorporate knowledge of clinical psychological practice with children and adolescents (obtained from case histories or own experience, and other topics discussed in the seminars) in thinking about relevant issues and problems;
- Distinguish between general issues and special considerations related to the psychopathology of children and adolescents.
Syllabus
  • I INTRODUCTION
  • - clinical psychology in the context of psychological practice
  • - history of the field in the world and in the Czech Republic
  • - the profession of clinical psychologist
  • II PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, HEREDITY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
  • - principles of psychological development
  • - heredity of psychological properties, deviations and disorders
  • III PSYCHOLOGY OF ILL AND DISABLED CHILDREN
  • - Family reaction to a serious or lethal diagnosis of a child
  • - psychological aspects of lethal diseases in childhood
  • - development of the concept of death and managing a lethal illness
  • - chronically ill child
  • - coping with pain in children
  • - managing the disease and pain in childhood
  • - psychology of genetically handicapped children - family context
  • - psychological issues of selected neurological diseases in childhood (cerebral palsy, CNS infection, craniotrauma)
  • - hearing impaired child
  • - visually impaired child
  • IV SEIZURES AND TICS
  • - epilepsy in children
  • - others types of seizures in children
  • - classification and diagnostics of tics
  • V PSYCHOSOMATIC DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADULESCENTS
  • - characteristics of psychosomatic disorders
  • - ethiology of psychosomatic disorders
  • - diagnostics and therapy of psychosomatic disorders
  • - family context of psychosomatic disorder
  • - enuresis and soiling
  • VI SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS
  • - historical development of terminology
  • - minor brain dysfunction as a type of specific developmental disorder
  • - reading, writing, and spelling disorders in the historical overview
  • - dyslexia and its types
  • - dyscalculia
  • - dysgraphia
  • - dyspraxia
  • - dysmusia, dyspinxia
  • - specific behavioural disorders
  • - organizing care for children with specific developmental disorders in the Czech Republic
  • - educational measures and care for children with specific developmental disorders
  • - integration of children with specific disorders
  • - clinical images of specific learning disorders
  • - specific developmental disorders and international classifications of diseases
  • VII SPEECH DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
  • - developmental speech disorders
  • - developmental dysphasia
  • - acquired speech disorders in children (aphasia)
  • - rehabilitation and therapeutic approaches for children with speech disorders
  • - speech fluency disorders
  • - elective mutism
  • VIII MENTAL RETARDATION
  • - mild mental retardation
  • - moderate mental retardation
  • - severe mental retardation
  • - deep mental retardation
  • - the problem of integration children with mental retardation into mainstream schools
  • - diagnostics of children with mental retardation
  • - differential diagnostics MR
  • - dementia in children
  • IX PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENT DISORDERS AND PSYCHOSIS IN CHILDREN
  • - pervasive developmental disorders in general terms
  • - the psychological nature of autism
  • - early infantile autism
  • - the problem of diagnosing children with autism
  • - psychological examination of children with autism
  • - differential diagnostics of disorders beyond the autistic spectrum
  • - differential diagnosis of disorders within the autistic spectrum
  • - atypical autism
  • - other disintegration disorder in childhood
  • - Asperger's syndrome
  • - transient autistic syndromes
  • - picture of child psychoses
  • X EMOTIONAL DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND IN ADULTS
  • - pathological anxiety
  • - anxiety disorders
  • - generalized anxiety disorder in childhood and adolescence
  • - avoidance disorder
  • - school phobias
  • - separation anxiety
  • - dissociative and conversion disorder
  • - somatization disorder
  • - obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • - depression in children
  • - suicidal behavior in childhood and adolescence
  • XI BEHAVIOR DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND IN ADOLESCENTS
  • - psychologically conditional behavioural disorders
  • - family related behavioral disorders
  • - diagnosis of children with behavioral disorders
  • - adaptation disorders
  • - aggression in children
  • - therapy and prevention of aggressive behaviour in children
  • XII EATING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
  • - etiopathogenesis of eating disorders
  • - mental anorexia
  • - mental bulimia
  • - diagnosting eating disorders
  • - therapy of eating disorders
  • - non-prosperity (infant and toddler age)
  • - inappetence in children
  • XIII SLEEPING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN
  • - frequent night awakening
  • - nightmares
  • - excessive sleepiness
  • - pavor nocturnus
  • XIV PROBLEMS REALATED TO ALCOHOL ABUSE, ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES ABUSE AND HAZARDOUS GAMING IN CHILDREN AND ADULOSCENTS
  • - epidemiology
  • - diagnosting problems with alcohol and other addictive substances
  • - groups of psychoactive substances
  • - pathological gambling
  • - other forms of addictive behaviour
  • - possibilities of intervention in children and adolescents
  • - treatment of addiction in children
  • - prevention of harmful use of addictive substances and gambling
  • XV PSYCHOSEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND ITS DISORDERS
  • - biological determination of sexual development
  • - determinants of psychosexual development
  • - sexual identification
  • - Sexual roles
  • - sexual preferences
  • - sexual behaviour
  • XVI CHILDREN ENDANGRED BY THE ENVIRONMENT
  • - psychological deprivation, abuse and neglect of the child
  • - development of children with psychological deprivation
  • - Child Abuse and Neglect Syndrome
  • - sexual abuse of children
  • - risk factors of relational pathology
  • - prevention of abuse of the child, therapeutic options
  • XVII SCHOOL MATURITY AND ITS DISORDERS
  • - the concept of school maturity
  • - school maturity characteristics
  • - physical development and health status in the context of school maturity
  • - age in the context of school maturity
  • - school maturity of boys and girls
  • - attentiveness of the educational environment
  • - psychological maturity
  • - maturity of cognitive and intellectual functions and abilities
  • - attentiveness maturity
  • - emotional and social maturity
  • - school immaturity
  • - measures for school-aged children
  • - postponement of school attendance
  • SEMINARS with case studies are focused on diagnostic circuits discussed in individual lectures.
Literature
    required literature
  • ŘÍČAN, Pavel and Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Dětská klinická psychologie. 4., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006. 603 s. ISBN 8024710498. info
  • HORT, Vladimír. Dětská a adolescentní psychiatrie. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2008. 492 s. ISBN 9788073674045. info
  • LANGMEIER, Josef and Dana KREJČÍŘOVÁ. Vývojová psychologie. 2., aktualizované vydání. Praha: Grada, 2006. 368 stran. ISBN 9788024712840. info
  • KREJČÍŘOVÁ, Dana and Marie VÁGNEROVÁ. Psychodiagnostika dětí a dospívajících. Edited by Mojmír Svoboda. Vyd. 2. Praha: Portál, 2009. 791 s. ISBN 9788073675660. info
    recommended literature
  • DUŠEK, Karel and Alena VEČEŘOVÁ-PROCHÁZKOVÁ. Diagnostika a terapie duševních poruch. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010. 632 s. ISBN 9788024716206. info
  • SMOLÍK, Petr. Duševní a behaviorální poruchy : průvodce klasifikací, nástin nozologie, diagnostika [Smolík, 2002]. 2. revid. vyd. Praha: Maxdorf, 2002. 506 s., [8. ISBN 80-85912-18-X. info
  • THOROVÁ, Kateřina. Poruchy autistického spektra. Vydání třetí, přepracov. Praha: Portál, 2016. 493 stran. ISBN 9788026207689. info
  • Carr, Alan. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach. Third Edition. London: Taylor and Francis Ltd, 2015. 1044 stran. ISBN 9781138806139.
  • Brown, Thomas E. (Ed.). Attention-Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities in Children, Adolescents, and Adults. London: American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 2000. 671 stran. ISBN 0880487119.
  • JEDLIČKA, Richard. Poruchy socializace u dětí a dospívajících : prevence životních selhání a krizová intervence. Vydání 1. Praha: Grada, 2015. 544 stran. ISBN 9788024754475. info
  • Reed, J, Warner-Rogers, J, (Eds.). Child Neuropsychology: Concept, Theory, and Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 472 stran. ISBN 9781405152662.
Teaching methods
The lesson is based on interactive lectures that draw on the practice of a child clinical psychologist. Lectures are supplemented by seminars, which are realized in the form of case studies from children's clinical practice.
Assessment methods
The course consists of lectures and seminars with case studies. The course ends with a written exam. At least 80% attendance at compulsory seminars is assumed, the knowledge of students will be continuously checked by short tests at the beginning of each seminar. In case of failure in one test, it is enough for the student to repeat the test, in case of failure in multiple tests the student will be tested on all topics. The student will be admitted to the written exam on completion of the attendance test and successfully passed the tests.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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