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Summary Table

 ICAMH Certificate Coursework Requirements are given here

CORE COURSES (aka Certificate Courses)

Course Name

Course Code

Semester

Points

Teaching Days 2022

Funding

Child & Adolescent Development

PSYCHIAT 747

     1

 15

 21 & 22 Feb

 Te Pou

Child & Adolesent Psychopathology

PSYCHIAT 740

     2

 15

N/A

 Te Pou

Assessment, Formulation & Treatment Planning in ICAMH

PSYCHIAT 768 

  1 & 2

 30

23 & 24 Feb, 25 & 26 May, 1 & 2 Aug, 31 Oct & 1 Nov  

 Te Pou

Child & Adolescent Development, PSYCHIAT 747

747 Course Objectives

The Psychiat 747 course is aimed at clinicians working in child and adolescent mental health who wish to advance their knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent development.

At the end of the 747 course you should be able to:

  1. In the clinic, explain, to clients and their families, and to colleagues (other health professionals, teachers, etc.), developmental processes and concepts relevant to client and family experiences and problems, and to planned assessments and treatments.
  2. Explain, to clients and their families, and to colleagues, the relation between development and context, including age, gender, culture, socio-economic status, and ethnicity.
  3. Compare and contrast perspectives on development particular to New Zealand, especially Māori, Pakeha and Pacific Island perspectives.
  4. Access, search, critically appraise, and apply the current research literature on psycho-social development.

Topics

  1. Attachment and Brain Development
  2. Development in Infants and Toddlers
  3. Development in Pre-schoolers
  4. Development in Middle Childhood
  5. Development in Adolescence
  6. Risk and Protective Factors

Coursework: Hours & Marks

 

PSYCHIAT 747, Child & Adolescent Development, Single Semester Course, 15 points, 150 hours

COMPONENT

HOURS (approx)

% MARKS (as applicable)

Face-to-face teaching (a two-day block on campus)

15

 

Online (Pre-recorded) presentations / interviews

10

 

Additional Online Material on Canvas for each topic

10

 

Guided reading Prescribed book and selected journal articles (online)

65

 

Online Reflections - students post explanations of how what they have come across links to topic (aspect of Development)

4

 

Online short comments - students respond to each others' Reflections)

12

25

Student presentations (Students present to each other on examples of development in small regional groups)

12

25

Written assignment - examples of development

12

25

Multiple choice questions (from prescribed text)

10

25

Readings

Prescribed Book

Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide, Third Edition by Douglas Davies

Other Readings

Readings are selected for each topic and are available to registered students online via the University Libraray

Course Coordinators

 
 Vas Ajello Sarah Hetrick

Child & Adolescent Psychopathology, PSYCHIAT 740

740 Course Objectives

The Psychiat 740 course is aimed at clinicians working in child and adolescent mental health who wish to advance their knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent psychopthology.

At the end of the 740 course you should be able to:

  1. Outline commonly used models of psychopathology
  2. Discuss the utility and limitations of classification, particularly with respect to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM-5).
  3. Apply the DSM criteria of common and important disorders
  4. Describe the history, presentation, diagnostic and associated features, course, and prognosis, of these disorders
  5. Be familiar with the aetiology, comorbid disorders and epidemiology of these disorders.
  6. Identify cultural and developmental variations and issues in the conceptualisation and definition of these disorders
  7. Search, access, critically appraise, and apply the current research base for the disorders

Topics

  1. Models of Psychopathology, Classification & the DSM, and Māori Youth and the DSM
  2. Externalising Disorders: ADHD and Conduct Disorder
  3. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders
  4. Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Autism, Intellectual Disability & Learning Disorders)
  5. Disorders related to Physical Functions
  6. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders (Mood Disorders); Self-Harm and Suicide
  7. Psychoses and Substance Use Disorders

Coursework: Hours & Marks

PSYCHIAT 740, Child & Adolescent Psychopathology, Single Semester Course, 15 points, 150 hours

COMPONENT

HOURS

% MARKS (if applicable)

Online (Pre-recorded) presentations / interviews

18

 

Additional Online Material

10

 

Online tutorials

1

 

Guided reading

65

 

Online short comments

5

 

Clinical experiences

10

 

Online Reflections

15

30

Two Comprehensive Diagnoses

14

40 (2 x 20)

Multiple choice questions

12

30

 

Readings

Prescribed Book

Abnormal Child Psychology, 7th Edition by Eric Mash, David Wolfe

Other Readings

Readings are selected for each topic and are available to registered students online via the University Libraray

Course coordinators

 
 Vas Ajello Sarah Hetrick

Assessment, Formulation, Treatment Planning, PSYCHIAT 768

768, Course Objectives

The Psychiat 768 course is aimed at clinicians working in child and adolescent mental health who wish to advance their knowledge and use of assessment, formulation and treatment planning.

At the end of the 768 course you should be able to:

  1. Complete mental health assessments with children and adolescents with a range of mental health problems,
  2. Understand the strengths and limitations of different kinds of child and adolescent mental health assessment
  3. Demonstrate appropriate child & adolescent interviewing techniques
  4. Structure, analyse and present information gathered in assessments into coherent formulations that in turn guide comprehensive treatment plans.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of cultural issues in mental health assessment and treatment planning
  6. Demonstrate awareness of issues of concern to users of mental health services
  7. Demonstrate awareness of substance use as it relates to child and adolescent mental health issues.

Topics

  • Fundamental clinical components, e.g. mental state exam, structured observation, risk assessment, formulation, treatment planning
  • Taking account of Māori and other cultures
  • Different ways of conceptualising cases and how these are reflected in different ways of working
  • Assessment, formulation and treatment planning for different kinds of disorders
  • Areas for particular attention, e.g. ethics, working with gender diverse youth, consumer perspectives

 

Coursework: Hours & Marks

PSYCHIAT 768, Assessment, Formulation & Treatment Planning for Infant, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Double Semester Course, 30 points, , 300 hours

COMPONENT

HOURS

% MARKS (if applicable)

Face-to-face teaching (there are four 2-day blocks)

65

 

Additional Online Material

23

 

Online tutorials x 2

2

 

Guided reading

125

 

Analysis of an Assessment - Students observe and analyse an assessment conducted by a colleague

5

5

Assessment Instruments Assignment - students list and evaluate standardised assessments

10

15

Video Assignment (Baseline) - students present clips from an ordinary assessment interview w a Client

10

5

Working with a Maori Client - students describe an assessment with a Maori client.

10

10

Clinical Components - Students post 8 components (e.g., MSE, risk, formulations, treatment plan)

20

20

Case Study (with video) - students submit video recording of a complete assessment interview with an accompanying report. 

25

30

Multiple choice questions - based on prescribed book

5

10

Personal  Improvement Plan - students hand in an improvement goal with measures of progress 

5

 

Readings

Prescribed Book

Abnormal Child Psychology, 7th Edition by Eric Mash, David Wolfe

Other Readings

Readings are selected for each topic and are available to registered students online via the University Libraray

Course Coordinators



 
 Vas Ajello Hiran Thabrew

 
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