Cursos / 2º Ciclo / Institute of Psychology and Educational Sciences :: Clinical Psychology

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AVALIAÇÃO CLÍNICA DE CRIANÇAS E DE ADOLESCENTES - 2018/2019

1º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester
ECTS: 7

Teachers

Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutora Mariana Sousa
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutora Mariana Sousa

Class type and School hours

Main Aims/Objectives

- To explore the main techniques and instruments of of children and adolescents clinical assessment ;
- To reflect on the the principles that guide the construction of a clinical assessment plan;
- To reflect on the principles that guide the communication of the results of children and adolescents ‘clinical assessment

Specific Aims/Objectives

- To frame clinical assessment in the context of clinical intervention with children and adolescents;
- To analyse the main techniques and instruments of psychological assessment;
- To analyse the principles that guide the construction of a clinical assessment plan;
- To discuss the principles that guide the communication of the results of children and adolescents clinical assessment .

Skills to be acquired

- Framing clinical assessment in the context of children and adolescents clinical intervention ;
- To know the main techniques and instruments of clinical assessment used with children and adolescents;
- Planning clinical assessment;
- Administration, coding and interpretation of the results of the main instruments of clinical assessment used with children and adolescents;
- Planning clinical assessment;
- To integrate and communicate the assessment results

Teaching Procedures

- Participated exposition of the contents;
- Analysis and discussion of clinical cases;
- Role-playing to illustrate specific competencies in the context of children and adolescents clinical assessment ;
- Training on the administration, coding and interpretation procedures of each clinical assessment instrument.

Programme

1. Children and adolescents clinical assessment:
1.1. Theoretical models of Developmental Psychology and their implications for clinical children and adolescents assessment;
2. Formal and informal strategies of clinical children and adolescents assessment:
2.1. Clinical interview with the nuclear family and with the child/adolescent;
2.2. Clinical observation of children and adolescents;
2.3.1. Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA):
- Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1 1/2- 5 (CBCL 1 1/2 – 5; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001, 2014),
- Caregiver-Teacher Report Form for Ages 1 1/2-5 (CTRF; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001, 2014),
- Child Behavior Checklist for ages 6-18 (CBCL 6-18; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001, 2014),
- Teacher´s Report Form (TRF; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001, 2014),
- Youth Self-Report (YSR; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001, 2014),
- Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children & Adolescents (SCICA; McConaughy & Achenbach, 2001);
2.3. Instruments assessing socioemotional adjustment, specific disorders and the children´s/adolescents´ perception/representation of family dynamics:
2.3.2. Roberts-2 (Roberts & Gruber, 2005);
2.3.3. Instruments assessing anxiety and depression;
2.3.4. Instruments assessing behavior and attention regulation problems, and hiperactivity;
2.4. Cognitive assessment– Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-III, Wechsler, 2003);
3. Communication of the clinical assessment results (written and oral communication).

Evaluation Type

According to the RGACC, the assessment of the curricular unit is constituted of two modes: continuous and final.
Continuous assessment, compulsory for the approval in the curricular unit, requires::
- Attendance of 70% of classes;
- a clinical report, based on a clinical case.
Final assessment consistes of a final exam on the contents explored along the semester.
Weighting: Continuous assessment - 60% of the final grade; Final assessment - 40 %.

Teaching Resources

Computer, projector, books and scientific articles, materials from psychological tests developed during the sessions

Keywords

clinical assessment, interview, observation, instruments of clinical assessment of children and adolescents

Main Bibliography

Author Carr, A.
Title Manual de Psicologia Clínica da criança e do adole
Place Braga
Editor Psiquilíbrios Edições
Year 2014
Author Sattler, J.
Title Assessment of Children
Edition 3rd edition
Place San Diego
Editor Jerome M. Sattler, Publisher
Year 1992
Author Almeida, L., Machado, C., Simões, M., & Gonçalves,
Title Avaliação Psicológica: instrumentos validados para
Edition
Place Coimbra
Editor Quarteto Editora
Year 2008

Complementary Bibliography

Author Wechsler, D.
Title Escala de Inteligência de Wechsler para Crianças –
Author Roberts, G., & Gruber, C.
Title Roberts-2 [Manual]