HPY727 - Working with Diverse Populations

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in H744 to undertake this unit

Unit chair:

Linda Byrne





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Contact hours:

Students will be expected to spend an average of 150 hours over the trimester in teaching and learning and assessment activities. This will include a 1 x 2 hour online class and 1 x 1 hour collaborate session with problem based exercises (1 hour sessions in weeks 3, 6 and 9 will be assessed). This will also include 12 hours of intensive in-class activities.


This unit will focus on working with individuals that may present unique perspectives and challenges. It will cover working with people in forensic settings, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and working with people with an intellectual disability (ID). Experts from the field will introduce guidelines on how to undertake forensic assessment and interventions, address issues in intellectual disability, conduct accurate and relevant cross-cultural psychological assessments and provide practical training in cross-cultural counselling. In addition, information on how to identify and access support available for forensic, CALD, and ID clients will be provided.


Assessment task 1: Seminar Problem-based learning activities 20%

Assessment task 2: Case Report (2500 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Video or audio demonstrating intervention competency 20%

Assessment task 4: In-class presentation during face-to-face intensive 20%

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