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Course module: 201800474
Interventions in Diverse Contexts
Course infoSchedule
Course code201800474
ECTS Credits5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Social Sciences; Graduate School Sociale Wetenschappen; Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology;
Contact persondrs. M. Groothuis
Docenten van de afdeling/departement(en)
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Contactperson for the course
drs. M. Groothuis
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
2  (09/11/2020 to 05/02/2021)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotD: WED-afternoon, Friday
Study mode
RemarkBachelorstudenten kunnen zich niet inschrijven voor dit masteronderdeel.
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
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.

Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Enrolled for one of the following degree programmes
    • Applied Cognitive Psychology
    • Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Clinical and Health Psychology
    • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • Clinical Child, Family and Education Studies
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship
    • Education, Socialization and Youth Policies
    • Educational Design and Consultancy
    • Educational Sciences
    • Multiculturalism in comparative perspective
    • Neuropsychology
    • Orthopedagogy
    • Policy Analyses and Organisations
    • Social and organisational psychology
    • Social Policy and Public Health
    • Social Policy and Social Interventions
    • Social Psychology
    • Social, Health and Organisational Psychology
    • Sociology: Contemporary Social Problems
    • Work and Organizational Psychology
    • Youth Studies
    • Youth Studies
    • Youth, Education and Society
Prerequisite knowledge
Knowledge related to developmental psychology (including knowledge of explanatory factors), transactional development models and diagnostic decision-making models.
Required materials
To be announced on Blackboard.
Instructional formats

Class session preparation
Reading the required literature.

Small-group session

Class session preparation
Reading the required literature, making assignments.

Contribution to group work
It's compulsory for students to attend all lectures and work group meetings. Students are also expected to actively participate during work group meetings.

Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade5.5

A presentation (in group), a midterm assignment (in pairs) and a final assignment (individual).

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