Course Objective

The aim of this course is to integrate clinical and developmental
perspectives of psychopathology, to achieve a thorough theoretical
understanding of the developmental origins of mental health, and the
clinical presentation of disorders. This course aims to build a firm
theoretical foundation for the program components to follow, to provide
an orientation on a variety of approaches, and to stimulate the process
of integrating different perspectives.

Course Content

Topics covered address physiological, genetic, cognitive, social-
emotional, ecological, and relational factors as these relate to risks
as well as protective factors for the development of mental health
problems. Based on this broad showcase of perspectives, specific issues
are addressed for the field of clinical and developmental
psychopathology, namely the different approaches towards classification,
etiology, and treatment.

Teaching Methods

Lectures as well as seminars.

Method of Assessment

Exam 1 (25%), Exam 2 (25%), Paper presentation (50%). There is one re-
exam for all components together


- Mandatory and optional reading will be provided through

General Information

Course Code P_MPSYPAT
Credits 12 EC
Period P1+2
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. S.M. Begeer
Examiner dr. S.M. Begeer
Teaching Staff dr. S.M. Begeer
prof. dr. C. Schuengel
prof. dr. A.C. Krabbendam
prof. dr. A.C. Huizink
prof. dr. M. van der Gaag

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Other, Meeting