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Course Overview
 

Whether you are a parent wanting to gain more understanding of their child's development needs, a social worker seeking further expertise in dealing with family situations involving children, or a professional educator needing to broaden knowledge of their charges' psychology, this is the course for you.

A glance at the titles of the individual modules (click the ‘Snapshot’ tab above) shows you just what this fantastic course is about. It covers in some detail all of the various stages of child development from the First Year of Life and the subsequent forming of attachments, the consequences of breakdown of those attachments (including maternal deprivation) and moves on through the issues of social groups and school, the development of language and communication and much, much more.

The course goes on to explore research methodology, learning theory and psychodynamics, issues surrounding behaviour management, and aggression.

Completion of the course will help you to:

* Develop an awareness of psychological approaches to the understanding of child development.

* Develop a recognition of the application of developmental psychology certain aspects of childcare and education.

* Create an awareness of different methodological approaches to psychological investigation.

* Develop a range of skills in using psychological methods.

COURSE MATERIAL
 

One of the key benefits of studying Child Psychology with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. But with My Distance Learning College, because you have all the materials available from the outset, you can move faster through sections you are more confident with, and take more time over the deeper ideas that need more thought and understanding.

 
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1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Professional listing on an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know that you're qualified - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

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Learning Outcomes

 

  • UNDERSTAND THE BROAD PRINCIPALS UNDERPINNING THE STUDY OF CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL, GENDER AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
  • UNDERSTAND THE PRINCIPLES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT


Units


UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION

Sections:

What is Child Psychology?

Psychology As a Science

Research Methods

Underlying Debates in Child Psychology - nature nurture and personality


UNIT 2: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FAMILY

Sections:

Child's sense of self and personality

Attachment

Privation, deprivation, institutionalisation

Parenting styles and effects on child development


UNIT 3: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Sections:

Social interaction, learning and play

Gender development (social and cognitive theories)

Moral development (social and cognitive theories)

Pro- and anti-social behaviour


UNIT 4: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Sections:

Development of sensory perception

Language development and acquisition

Cognitive development

Measured intelligence


There is continuity between the units, and when, for example, the same psychologist is mentioned in different sections and/or units, you will be reminded. This will help you to learn each topic at a time, and to build up a more complete overview of child psychology. The first time a key psychologist is mentioned, a short biographical sketch is included to help you see the psychologist's theories in their historical and cultural context.


Psychology is a social science which means it studies people in a more holistic way than a physical science, such as biology does. 'A' level psychology courses (which are also level 3) have been recently modified to focus more on psychology being a science. As with current 'A' level courses, the scientific nature of psychology is introduced in Unit 1, and forms an integral part of all other units.

Can anyone do the course?

Anybody with a reasonable standard of general education will be able to cope with the academic demands of the course. If you can read and write well enough to complete a job application, and have a good grasp of basic maths (add, subtract and divide) you should have no problems. The course materials are written in simple everyday language and the answers to your assignments will be completed in the same style.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials provided, you will receive a Study Guide to assist you.

What’s actually in the course?

The course covers the areas of study listed above through detailed exploration of the subject matter. You will also receive tasks and prompts for further personal exploration, plus research to carry out. This will also help you to keep track of how much you have learned. There are plenty of examples in the course materials, but personal research is expected.

What will I get from the course materials?

The course materials and accompanying tasks will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the tutor marked assignments. The tasks are designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge, and help you to develop relevant research and academic writing skills.

What is a clinical psychologist?

A clinical psychologist works with clients with the aim to reduce distress and improve psychological wellbeing. They often work as part of a multidisciplinary team (such as doctors, community mental health nurses, social workers, etc.) to help their clients overcome problems.

Clinical psychologists work with people of all ages with varying needs, including those with:

• Challenging behaviours

• Depression

• Eating disorders

• Addiction problems

• Learning disabilities

• Schizophrenia

What does a clinical psychologist do on a day-to-day basis?

Clinical psychologists will be responsible for assessing the needs of a client using varying psychometric tests, observation and interviews. They will work alongside other professionals to devise and monitor an appropriate programme of support for the client. Clinical psychologists will work with clients to provide therapy and treatment for a range of mental health problems

How do I become a qualified clinical psychologist?

Obtaining status as a qualified clinical psychologist requires the completion of a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychology degree. You will usually need a classification of 2:1 or above, although some providers will also accept a 2:2 degree plus a Masters degree.

3 years of postgraduate study leading to a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is needed to be eligible for chartered status and entry onto the HPC register, which then enables you to use the protected ‘clinical psychologist’ title.

How much can I expect to earn as a clinical psychologist?

The starting salary for a trainee clinical psychologist is around £25,528, rising to £30,460 for qualified staff. This rises to £46,621 for more experienced psychologists and as much as £45,254 - £80,000 for those responsible for managing departments or large specialist sections.

Child Psychology (Non-Accredited)

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Course Overview
 

Whether you are a parent wanting to gain more understanding of their child's development needs, a social worker seeking further expertise in dealing with family situations involving children, or a professional educator needing to broaden knowledge of their charges' psychology, this is the course for you.

A glance at the titles of the individual modules (click the ‘Snapshot’ tab above) shows you just what this fantastic course is about. It covers in some detail all of the various stages of child development from the First Year of Life and the subsequent forming of attachments, the consequences of breakdown of those attachments (including maternal deprivation) and moves on through the issues of social groups and school, the development of language and communication and much, much more.

The course goes on to explore research methodology, learning theory and psychodynamics, issues surrounding behaviour management, and aggression.

Completion of the course will help you to:

* Develop an awareness of psychological approaches to the understanding of child development.

* Develop a recognition of the application of developmental psychology certain aspects of childcare and education.

* Create an awareness of different methodological approaches to psychological investigation.

* Develop a range of skills in using psychological methods.

COURSE MATERIAL
 

One of the key benefits of studying Child Psychology with My Distance Learning College is that we deliver the entire package of course materials in a single dispatch.

This enables our students to get a real feel for the overall structure and content of the course, and chart their progress much more effectively. The modular method of delivery favoured by other providers breaks up and interrupts the learning process. But with My Distance Learning College, because you have all the materials available from the outset, you can move faster through sections you are more confident with, and take more time over the deeper ideas that need more thought and understanding.

 
EXCLUSIVE HIGH-VALUE PACKAGE FOR STUDENTS - FREE!
 

When you become a Student of My Distance Learning College you are eligible to receive the following:

1. A fully functioning business website, with free personal domain name and hosting for one year worth at least £175

2. Professional listing on an online directory exclusively for graduates of My Distance Learning College Courses, which lets the world know that you're qualified - worth £39.99

3. Career consultancy and free CV appraisal by one of the industry leaders in the UK - worth £64.99

4. Employment tools, including expert advice on interview preparation - worth at least £67

Total Value is a minimum of £346.98 – it's almost as if you're getting your course for nothing!

What are you waiting for – order TODAY and get your career into overdrive!

Great news! We are now able to offer a next day delivery service that provides you with a specific time slot by email or SMS for when your course materials will arrive. No more sitting in all day!

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