Full course description
This training teaches students skills that are relevant for psychodiagnostic testing of children and adolescents. The training focuses on knowledge and the use of different diagnostic instruments. More specifically, deciding which diagnostic test is most relevant in a specific case. Students will practice using some diagnostic tests and questionnaires in a simulated test environment. In addition, attention will be paid to assessing, interpreting, and describing test results in a report. Based on a case, the entire diagnostic cycle will be covered, resulting in a case report.
Knowledge and understanding
Provide students with knowledge and understanding of developmental disorders. At the end of the course students have knowledge of:
- Epidemiology, diagnostics, and the clinical representation of the most prevalent developmental disorders.
- Comorbidity and differential diagnostics.
- Theories about the development, perseveration, and deterioration of developmental disorders.
- Theoretical models of diagnostics and treatment.
- Evidence-based treatment.
- The normal development of children and adolescents.
Applied knowledge and insight
- Selecting and applying the proper diagnostic instruments.
- Applying tailored diagnostics on a case level.
- Insight in support and treatment methods in children and adolescents.
- Critically analysing theories and models in the field of developmental disorders.
- Critically analysing literature and research data.
- Critically assessing the diagnostic cycle on case level.
- Leveling with children, adolescents, and their parents.
- (Verbally) reporting the diagnostic process to children, adolescents and their parents.