Child Psychology

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Child is always important VDEO

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When do you go to a child psychologist?

A child psychologist investigates and treats psychological problems in children and adolescents up to the age of 18. But what exactly does a child psychologist do, when can you go there and what about the reimbursement?
Child psychologists are concerned with studying the behavior, thinking, and experience of people from birth to the end of life. Most of the development and change take place in a person from baby to adult. If things are not going well during this phase and children need help, they can contact a child psychologist.

When do you go to a child psychologist?

"If your child is going through a difficult time or has had a traumatic experience, he may experience feelings of fear or anxiety. For example, if one of you is sick of you in divorce or if there is a death in the family. In other cases, your child can also contact a child psychologist. For example, if he is having a hard time because he is bullied at school or if he has learning difficulties. This can lead to fear of failure due to a lack of self-confidence. "

VDEO Child Psychology
VDEO Child Psychology

When a child is bullied

There are several things a child psychologist can do to help your child when they are bullied. Training social skills in a group, for example. Some children are bullied because they lack those skills. It is also possible to opt for resilience training. Children are taught to stand up for themselves better.
Being bullied for long periods can be a traumatic experience for children. To do something about the fears that your child has developed through the bullying, you can choose EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). This is an effective treatment method to deal with unpleasant experiences. Which treatment is best for your species depends on the species itself and the extent to which it has been bullied.

In the absence of self-confidence

Usually, cognitive behavioral therapy is chosen, in which the unreal thoughts of a child are worked on, such as "I am ugly", "nobody likes me", etc. This can be done individually or in group form. The negative self-image is then addressed by naming it, looking at its positive counter-image, and the extent to which it exists. It is important with this form of therapy that the negative self-image is unreal, so not really true. If your child thinks himself too fat and he is indeed quite sturdy, only the child psychologist cannot provide a solution. Something has to be done about the child's weight.

All of you who take up this lesson already have considerable knowledge about children. Perhaps you have children of your own, your job deals with children, or you bump into the neighbors' children (and it pleases you, it annoys you, anyway). In any case, we are already child psychologists in one way or another. We know how to comfort a little girl who has a bleeding knee. We also know how to reprimand a little boy who has kept kicking his football into the flowerbeds.

What kind of knowledge about children can psychology impart to us? An enormous amount. And a large part of it is very well substantiated by scientific research. The course presented here makes a choice and offers you a solid basic knowledge of child psychology in 36 lessons. But what exactly is "child psychology"? The concept must be placed in a larger context, in "developmental psychology". This is our first task in this lesson. Then we will look at how psychology "got to the child" at all. This is done through an interesting cultural-historical road from classical antiquity to the present. The focus will be on the 18th century, when "child" and "childhood" were newly discovered, so to speak. And now: enjoy your education!

Learning goals

The students will be able to explain the relationship between child psychology and developmental psychology. Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages: these two eras can be characterized with a few keywords in the pedagogical field. It will be explained how something like "child psychology" arose during the Enlightenment.

Child Psychology - Developmental Psychology

First of all: what is developmental psychology? This branch of psychology considers human experience and behavior in the context of change. All human life evolves and is subject to change processes. Let us take the example "learning": a 4-year-old child learns differently than an 8-year-old child and that learns differently from a 12-year-old child. Almost all thematic areas of psychology fall under this question (developmental psychology): language, memory, motivation, emotion,  

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