The Child-Clinical Psychology subprogram

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The goal of the Child-Clinical Psychology program is to teach theoretical and practical knowledge in the clinical field, especially regarding children and parents. The main subjects taught are: diagnosis, interviewing, therapy and intervening in cases of adaptation difficulties due to personality, family and developmental disorders. Another goal is to provide the student with vast knowledge of the areas relevant to normal and abnormal child development. A third goal is to allow the acquaintance with the educational system, including educational institutions and educational and psychological services.

The program emphasizes the practical training of the student by combining the theoretical study with actual treatment experience which takes place mostly in the department's own clinic. In addition the students are exposed to diverse populations through the practical workshops in hospitals.

The core knowledge offered in the program's curriculum provides the student with a solid base for being a therapist who is familiar with various therapy techniques such as dynamic therapy, dyadic therapy, and cognitive therapy. The study of the various therapy techniques and approaches is rooted in personality theories and psychotherapy principles, and is done through personal mentoring. A special emphasis is given to personality assessment, objective methods among other methods, and their assimilation in the therapy process. At the advanced stages of the program, students are encouraged to combine and integrate theory, personality assessment techniques, and their practical experience.

Along with clinical training, the program seeks to provide students with tools for systematic and scientific analysis, and also the use of empirical methods.

In short, the program's goal is that graduates will be skilled professionals with the ability and knowledge to research and work in the vast fields of personality, psychotherapy and assessment, as they apply to children.

Admissions procedure

After thoroughly reviewing each student's grade sheet, personal questionnaire, and recommendation letters, the subprogram's admissions committee decides whether or not to call in the candidate for an interview. The interviews are executed in one of two ways: an interview by two faculty members at the same time, or an interview with one faculty member and an additional interview with another member in case it's needed. All the data gathered on the candidate will be used to decide whether or not to accept him/her to the program.

Selection of candidates will be executed by the full forum of the subprograms' faculty members during July of every year. The candidates selection is relative to other candidates in the same year, i.e., each candidate gets a score according to his or her suitability regarding academic and personality criteria, and the candidates with the highest scores get accepted (or are placed in a waiting list), according to a pre-established quota.

Examples of curricula:

 

year

The regular M.A. program

The combined PhD program

A

Clinical practice A

Clinical practice A

 

Interview methods

Interview methods

 

Cognitive measurements and assessment

Personality measurements and assessment

 

Personality measurements and assessment

Projective methods

 

Psychological propractice in school

Psychological propractice in school

 

Psychopathology

Psychopathology

 

Object relations theories

Object relations theories

 

Foundation of psychotherapy

Foundation of psychotherapy

 

 

Psychological ethics

 

Child psychotherapy

Child psychotherapy

 

Statistics and computer methods

Statistics and computer methods

 

 

The history of psychology

 

 

Research workshop

B

Field practice (two days a week)

Field practice (two days a week)

 

Child treatment practice

Child treatment practice

 

Advanced pediatric psychopathology

Advanced pediatric psychopathology

 

Advanced psychodiagnostics

Advanced psychodiagnostics

 

3 one semester elective courses

Behavior patterning

 

Learning disabilities

Psychology and the social sciences

 

Submitting an M.A. thesis proposal

Learning disabilities

 

Parents' treatment

Philosophy of science

 

Crisis in children's and family life

3 one semester elective courses

 

 

Methodology for doctoral students

 

 

Submitting PhD dissertation research proposal

C

Submitting M.A. thesis.

Clinical residency (1/2 position)

 

 

Methodology for doctoral students

 

 

Executing and writing the PhD dissertation

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical- theoretical seminar

 

 

One semester elective course

D

 

Clinical residency (1/2 position)

 

 

Executing and writing the PhD dissertation

E

 

Submitting

 

Last Updated Date : 21/11/2012