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Child and Young Person Mental Health

 

Date:

Thursday 4 January 2018 - Thursday 8 March 2018

Location:

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Event Category:

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Duration

6 days

Cost

£810

Level

7

Credits

20

Module Description

This module provides the underpinning knowledge of the aetiology, presentation and assessment, treatment options and prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders. It is aimed at practitioners / potential practitioners working or aspiring to work at an advanced level with children / young persons. The approach is service user / family centric throughout.

Is this course for me?

This is a standalone module with no pre-requisites other than an interest in Child and Young Person’s Mental Health, and the ability to study at this level.

What will I learn?

To provide professionals with knowledge of:
1. The aetiology and presentation of common mental health conditions as applied to children and young people;
2. Influences of early life on mental health, especially psychological trauma and attachment;
3. Use of a systematic and holistic approach towards the biopsychosocial assessment of mental illness in children and young people.
4. Treatment options and expected prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders;
5. The essential legal framework pertaining to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health conditions.

By the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Critically discuss the aetiology and presentation of common mental health conditions as applied to children and young people;
2. Critically discuss influences of early life on mental health, especially psychological trauma and attachment;
3. Critically apply a systematic and holistic approach towards the biopsychosocial assessment of mental illness in children and young people;
4. Use an advanced level of clinical judgement and decision making to evaluate the treatment options and expected prognosis of the most common child and young person’s mental health disorders;
5. Critically discuss the essential legal framework pertaining to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with mental health conditions.

How will I learn?

Face-to-face learning

Course Dates

4, 11, 18 January

8, 22 February

8 March 2018

Course Director

Charles Miller-Fik C.Miller-Fik@uea.ac.uk

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