Developmental Psychopathology - Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD - theory and practice

Discipline: Psychology

The course will offer an introduction to the biological foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD – clinical features, assessment methods and research.  The signs and symptoms in the dynamics of the disorders will be presented from a neurobiological perspective and in the context of genetics, neuroimaging, neurochemistry, and disease biomarkers. Examples of tests and therapy approaches will be briefly discussed as well. The course includes 16 hours of lectures and discussions and 14 hours of practical activities – case studies, observations, case discussions, interviews with parents, observation of therapeutic sessions with children with ASD and ADHD.

Period

– 06/06/2022 – 10/06/2022

Format:On-site

Language: English

Student Level: Bachelor /Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology, Social Work, Clinical Social Work/

Number of Places: 6

Number of ECTS: 3

Prerequisites and registration procedures (i.e. language, fee, registration dates)

– no prerequisites

Course schedule

06.06.2022
10.00 – 13.30 Autism Spectrum Disorders – clinical features, definition, classifications, and assessment – 4 academic hours /lectures, discussions/
14.30 – 16.00 Internship – Autism – daycare center – 2 hours training includes observation of children with autism

07.06.2022
10.00 – 13.30 Autism Spectrum Disorders – neuroimaging, neurochemistry, genetics and environment 4 academic hours /lectures, discussions/
14.30 – 16.00 Internship – Autism – daycare center – 2 hours training includes interview with parents

08.06.2022
10.00 – 13.30 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – clinical features, definition, classifications, and assessment – 4 academic hours /lectures, discussions/
14.30 – 16.00 Internship – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – daycare center – 2 hours training includes observation of children, parent’s interviews; presentations

09.06.2022
10.00 – 13.30 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – neuroimaging studies, brain functions, symptoms – 4 academic hours /lectures, discussions/
14.30 – 16.00 Internship – Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – daycare center – 2 hours training includes observation of children

10.06.2022
10.00 – 16.00 Internship – ASD and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – daycare center – 6 hours training includes observation of children, parents’ interviews, therapy sessions

Duration, Application Deadline and How to apply

Duration: 5 days on site

Application deadline: 15/05/2022

Ready to Get Involved? Apply below.

You can apply by sending e-mail to Ms Slavena Nikolova: snikolova@nbu.bg.

Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002

Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall

Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.

All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.