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HPS708 - Psychological Intervention 2

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit

Unit chair:

Jade Sheen



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week


Building on HPS777, Psychological Intervention 1, this is both a theoretical and practical unit that provides the opportunity for students to evaluate the evidence base for, and to develop skills in the delivery of a range of therapies for children and adolescents. At the commencement of the unit, students will learn how to modify evidence based interventions such as CBT, for use within younger populations. The unit will then focus on interventions for issues common to this population including behavioural disorders, eating disorders and developmental disorders. A major focus will be on the development of therapy skills through the use of virtual simulation, case based analysis and role play.


Assessment task 1: Assignment (3000 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Role-play presentation 15%

Assessment task 3: OSCE* 45%


*Note: The OSCE is a hurdle requirement, thus students must achieve a Pass grade in order to pass the unit.

Prescribed texts

Barlow, D.H. (ed) (2014). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: A step-by-step treatment manual (5th ed.). New York: The Guilford Press

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