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Child Psychology

Knowledge of theories and methodologies involved in studying and explaining human thought, behavior and development among children; ability to apply these to the scientific study of child/adolescent cognitive, emotional and social development.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Identifies major child development theories and methodologies.

Explains the range of child psychology classifications and applications.

Describes the general principles and applications of child psychology.

Lists basic professional and ethical responsibilities involved in child psychology.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Assists simple child psychological counseling cases to learn more about the cognition process.

Selects basic methods and techniques for child psychological testing, counseling and research.

Adheres to clinical guidelines related to various psychological disorders found in children and adolescents.

Diagnoses common problems and childhood disorders, e.g. learning disabilities.

Summarizes the use of child psychology in social, emotional and intellectual growth.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Oversees the use of child psychology in various situations, e.g. behavioral improvement.

Coaches juniors on child development research and counseling.

Consults on childhood disorders and related treatment methods and techniques.

Coordinates with other professionals to develop child behavior modification and therapy programs.

Facilitates application of appropriate assessment and counseling procedures in accordance with established policies.

Recommends and collaborates with others on plans for treating childhood cognitive, behavioral, social and emotional problems.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Designs childhood psychological treatment strategies.

Elaborates on emerging issues and best practices related to child psychology.

Plays a leadership role in developing guidelines for behavioral and cognitive therapy treatments.

Champions the design and implementation of child psychological counseling methods in perspective of language acquisition and development.

Mediates with educational authorities and experts to support child psychology research activities.

Develops a theoretical background in child development and child psychology and presents research to others.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about your experience with child psychology in your previous position(s).
  • What methods or techniques have you used to treat childhood disorders?
  • Please list the key professional and ethical responsibilities involved in child psychology.
  • What problems did you encounter with the development of child cognitive, behavioral and emotional treatment plans?
  • How did you develop behavior modification and therapy programs for children?

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