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Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychological Assessment 

Code: 102540 ECTS Credits: 6
Degree Type Year Semester
2502443 Psychology OT 4 1


Nuria de la Osa Chaparro

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Noemí Guillamon Cano


There are no prerequisites but it is highly recommended to have knowledge of psychological assessment and developmental psychopathology.

Objectives and Contextualisation

At the end of the semester the student is supposed to be able to do the following.

  • Obtain and identify the main clinical information from the patient and family in order to plan the assessment process
  • Know about the main assessment instruments: application and interpretation


  • Act with ethical responsibility and respect for fundamental rights and duties, diversity and democratic values.
  • Actively listen to be able to obtain and synthesise relevant information and understand the content.
  • Analyse and interpret the results of the evaluation.
  • Prepare and write technical reports on the results of the evaluation, research or services requested.
  • Take sex- or gender-based inequalities into consideration when operating within one's own area of knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the content of clinical interviews related case studies in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology.
  2. Analyse the sex- or gender-based inequalities and the gender biases present in one's own area of knowledge.
  3. Assess how stereotypes and gender roles impact professional practice.
  4. Assess the impact of the difficulties, prejudices and discriminations that actions or projects may involve, in the short or long term, in relation to certain persons or groups.
  5. Communicate in an inclusive manner avoiding the use of sexist or discriminatory language.
  6. Compare the results with the diagnostic hypotheses.
  7. Critically analyse the principles, values and procedures that govern the exercise of the profession.
  8. Develop a diagnosis and intervention process.
  9. Develop diagnostic hypotheses.
  10. Evaluate the results obtained through different instruments applied to practical cases.
  11. Explain the explicit or implicit deontological code in your area of knowledge.
  12. Indicate the objectives of the intervention.
  13. Organize information based on the variables involved.


  1. Especific characteristics of clinical assessment of children and adolescents.   
  2. Clinical assesment of development 
  3. Clinical assesment of learning disorders
  4. Clinical assesment of ADHD
  5. Clinical assesment of ASD
  6. Clinical assesment of conduct problems
  7. Clinical assesment of depression
  8. Clinical assesment of anxiety problems
  9. Clinical assesment of eating disorders


Lectures with multimedia support. Group’s size: 1/1.

Practical sessions: application and correction of psychometric tests. Case formulation and resolution. Group’s size: seminar in small groups.


Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.


Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Master class 24 0.96 1, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 10
Practice 12 0.48
Type: Supervised      
Workshop and practic cases 36 1.44 1, 6, 8, 9, 13, 10
Type: Autonomous      
Paper reading and study 74 2.96


Students should do the following.

  • EV1: A multiple choice test (35% of the final grade) during the first assessment period.
  • EV2: A written report (3 or 4 students) on the cases presented at the practical sessions. This report will also be orally defended by one of the members of the group, who will be designated by the lecturer. The written report will be delivered during the 17th week. (25% of the final grade). This activity is mandatory: students who do not deliver the report will be given a grade of “Fail”.
  • EV3: A written final exam (40% of the final grade) during the secon assessment period.
  1. A student who has done activities with a weight equal to or above 40% of the final grade will be considered "evaluable".
  2. A minimum of 4 points in EV3 are required to calculate the final weighted grade.
  3. At least one of EV1 o EV3 is required to calculate the final grade together with Ev2.
  4. In the event of not meeting these requirements, the maximum grade to be recorded in the academic record will be 4.5 points.
  5. A resit examination can be taken when the final weighted grade is between 3.5 and 4.9. This examination will include multiple-choice and/or open-ended questions. The examination result will be between 0 and 2 points which will be added to the previous final weighted grade. (A minimum of 1 point is required to add the result.

No unique final synthesis test for students who enrole for the second time or more is anticipated.A minimum of 5 points are required to pass the subject.



The student will have to perform

EV1: A test-type exam with a value of 35% of the final grade -2 hours

EV2: Present an individual report of the cases presented and worked on in the practices.The oral presentation of the report will take place on the same day as the single assessment - 1 hour.The value of this activity will be 25%.This evidence is essential to pass the subject

EV3: A final exam with open questions on solving cases that represents 40% of the final mark of the subject.2 hoursA student who has submitted evidence of learning with a weight equal to or greater than 40% of the subject will be listed as "evaluable".

A minimum grade of 4 points must have been obtained in evidence EV3 to calculate the weighted final grade.You must have passed at least one of the evidences EV1 or EV3 in order to be able to weight with the Ev2.A recovery test may be performed.To be able to take the make-up test, it is necessary that the weighted final grade be calculated at a minimum of 3.5 points and a maximum of 4.9 points.This test will include open questions and/or test type.It is also necessary for students to have completed evidence with a minimum weight of 2/3 (both exams).If the conditions are not met to be able to recover the maximumgrade will be 4.5If the retake is made, the grade obtained will be added to the weighted grade.The test will be scored between 0 and 2 points.You must pass this exam (obtain at least 1 point) so that its value is added to the weighted final grade previously obtained in the subject.To pass the subject you must obtain a minimum score of 5 in the weighted final grade.

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Ev1 Test (first assessment period) 35% 2 0.08 1
Ev2 Written report (week 17) 25% 0 0 7, 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 3, 10, 4
Ev3 Final written exam: cases resolution (second assessment period) 40% 2 0.08 1, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 10



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Carrasco, A. (2014). La entrevista con niños y adolescentes. En Perpiñá, Conxa. Manual de entrevista psicológica pp. 201-239. Madrid: Piràmide

Carrasco, Miguel Angel., Ramírez, Isabel. y del Barrio, Victoria. (2013). Evaluación Clinica: Diagn´ostico, Formulación y Contrastación de los Trastornos Psicológicos

Costas, Carme. (2004). Avaluació psicològica del desenvolupament infantil. Des del naixement fins als sis anys (1ª reimpressió corregida). Bellaterra: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei de Publicacions.

Ezpeleta, Lourdes. (2012). La evaluación de los trastornos infantiles. En Comeche, M.I. y Vallejo, M.A. Manual de Terapia de Conducta en la infancia pp. 85-114 Madrid: Dykinson

Ezpeleta, Lourdes. (2009). La entrevista diagnóstica con niños y adolescentes. Madrid: Síntesis.

de la Osa, Nuria. y Lacalle, Montserrat. (2011). Evaluación en la infancia y la adolescencia. En R. Fernández-Ballesteros (Ed.) Evaluación Psicológica: Conceptos, métodos y estudio de casos, pp. 339-356. Madrid: Pirámide.


Youngstrom, E.A. Prinstein, M.J., Mash, E.J. & Barkley, R.A. (2020). Assessment of disorders in Childhood and Adolescence (5th Ed.). Guidford Press


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