2023-2024 / PSYC0097-1

Childhood and institutions


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Raffaella Di Schiena

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course addresses psycho-clinical intervention in institutions that deal with children and adolescents in mental suffering. Students will be introduced to the institutional reality in Belgium and to the various types of interventions that are held.

The analysis will be conducted first according to the different types of institutions and then according to the different populations and/or disorders. Particular attention will be given to the clinical aspects of inpatient care.

An external speaker will intervene to provide an insider's view of the issues discussed during the course.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the semester, students will be able to project themselves into the work of a clinical psychologist in an institution, to plan an intervention and to assume a specific role, depending on the type of institution, the type of population and the type of disorder.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The courses will alternate between periods of theoretical acquisition and more interactive ones.

These will take the form of clinical case discussions and/or intervention planning exercises and/or sharing of internship experiences.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

In line with current recommendations.

Recommended or required readings

References to articles and/or book chapters will be provided during the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Both parts (multiple-choice quetsionnaire et open ended questions) will count for 50 percent of the total score

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Erasmus student can not attend this class.


Association of one or more MOOCs