Main objective: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to take their knowledge acquired from the literature on interventions in different contexts in which a child or young person lives (family, school, neighbourhood), and apply it to a specific clinical case and make a substantiated choice of intervention. The course is international oriented, but focusses on a specific Dutch family.|
can academically/critically assess an intervention, to be able to trace effective elements
can use their knowledge of effective elements of interventions when making a substantiated choice of intervention for children and young people with socio-emotional problems
can select and apply techniques to change problems in socio-emotional functioning within a specific context
have insight into the relationship between the different contexts in which interventions are carried out
Relation between assessment and objective
Course objectives 1 to 3 are assessed in the written assignments. During the tutorials students also work on attaining the learning objectives. Learning objective 4 is worked on during the tutorials, but it is not assessed.
Lectures in which the following subjects are covered:
Context family: interactions and parenting, parental support, family therapy and systemic techniques, effective elements and interventions
Context school: school and class climate, class management and effective interventions the wide
Context society / neighbourhood: safety/security, legislation (briefly) and organisation in the Netherlands (and abroad)
Literature study focused on material relevant to the respective lectures and useful for the assignments.
Tutorials in which work is carried out on the assignments with regard to:
practice using techniques for tackling problems in the different contexts
interventions in the different contexts
Independent study assignments are used to ensure students are well-prepared for the tutorials. Homework assignments are mainly carried out individually or in pairs.
Assignment: The assignment comprises a small presentation (in groups) in a tutorial session, a written midterm assignment (in pairs) and a written final assignment (individual). The final assignment includes a (family) case in which the link must be made between the referred knowledge about interventions during the lectures and tutorials and the (diagnostic) information of the persons in the case.