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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Code: LPSI301     Acronym: PCA

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: First degree in Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PSIC 152 Official Curricular Structure 3 - 6 54 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Marina Gomes Serra de Lemos

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 2,00
Theoretical and practical : 1,50
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 2,00
Marina Gomes Serra de Lemos 1,00
Diana Rute Pereira Alves 1,00
Theoretical and practical Totals 5 7,50
Diana Rute Pereira Alves 7,50

Teaching language

Portuguese

Objectives

1- Recognition of the characteristics of the more frequent psychological disorders in children and adolescents

2- Capacity to deal with the main issues of differential diagnoses presented by the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders

3- Description of the biopsychosocial factors and processes involved in the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders

4- General skills of psychopathology assessment, including the selection, knowledge of applications, administration, scoring, and interpretation guidelines of some assessment instruments specifically used in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and capacity of effective handling of the DSM classification and diagnostic system and manual

5- Acknowledgement of the ethical issues and professional conduct related with the assessment and classification of child and adolescent psychopathology

Learning outcomes and competences

1- Recognition of the characteristics of the more frequent psychological disorders in children and adolescents 2- Capacity to deal with the main issues of differential diagnoses presented by the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders 3- Description of the biopsychosocial factors and processes involved in the more frequent child and adolescent psychological disorders4- General skills of psychopathology assessment, including the selection, knowledge of applications, administration, scoring, and interpretation guidelines of some assessment instruments specifically used in clinical child and adolescent psychology, and capacity of effective handling of the DSM classification and diagnostic system and manual 5- Acknowledgement of the ethical issues and professional conduct related with the assessment and classification of child and adolescent psychopathology

Working method

Presencial

Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

Does not apply

Program

I- INTRODUCTION 1 – Allusion to general theories of psychopathology and approaches to the study of psychopathology in children and adolescents 2- General issues of evaluation, diagnosis and classification of psychological disorders of children and adolescents 2- General issues of etiology, evolution and prognosis of psychological disorders of children and adolescents

II- EVALUATION AND DIAGNOSIS 1 - Specific age-related issues in the evaluation process 2 - Methods and instruments for assessing psychopathology in children and adolescents 3 - Classification systems and diagnostic

III MAJOR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 1- Emotional disorders (mood and anxiety disorders) 2- Disruptive behavior disorders 3- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 4- Autistic spectrum disorders

Mandatory literature

Eric J. Mash; Child psychopathology. ISBN: 1-57230-065-5
João Cabral Fernandes; DSM-5. ISBN: 978-972-796-347-8
Pedro Monteiro; Psicologia e psiquiatria da infância e adolescência. ISBN: 978-989-752-037-2
James N. Butcher; APA handbook of psychopathology. ISBN: 978-1-4338-2832-4 (vol.1)

Teaching methods and learning activities

Teacher lectures Video viewing and oriented exercises Autonomous study and preparation of practical activities Handling and familiarization with DSM-5 classification system Contact with and analysis of instruments of assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology Simulated practice of child and adolescent psychopathology assessment and diagnosis, based on interview and questionnaire data supplied by the teacher, and on DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Written essay of one of these exercises (evaluation component) Case discussion.

keywords

Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Psychology > Clinical psychology
Social sciences
Social sciences > Psychological sciences
Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Psychology

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Exame 70,00
Trabalho escrito 30,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 54,00
Frequência das aulas 54,00
Trabalho escrito 54,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Eligibility for exams

To obtain frequency will have to attend at least 75% of classes The exame aimed the content taught during the semester, will have to obtain a minimum grade of 10 on a scale from 0 to 20 (70% of the final grade) In the individual written work that involves the analysis and discussion of a clinical protocol, will have to obtain a minimum grade of 10 on a scale from 0 to 20 (30% of the final grade)

Calculation formula of final grade

Calculation formula of final grade The final grade will be assigned on a scale of 0 to 20, defined by the sum of the note obtained in each of the evaluation components:

- Exame with a weight of 70%

- Individual written work with a weight of 30% Examinations or Special Assignments Not applicable

Examinations or Special Assignments

Does not aplly

Internship work/project

Does not apply

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Working students and other students in special circumstances will be evaluated in the same way that students in a normal situation and should take the examination, and contact the teacher at the beginning of the semester.

Classification improvement

Classification improvement

The improvement of the final classification is only possible for the exame component (70%), once,  until the time of use for floowing school year, that in which they passed and the Curricular Unit has provided exame.

 

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