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HPS708 - Psychological Therapy

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
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:

Ross King

Prerequisite:HPS777
Incompatible with:

HPS908

Contact hours:

3 hours per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Building on HPS777, this unit is concerned with the development of both a theoretical and practical understanding of evidence based approaches for particular client groups and disorders. After an initial consideration of what is meant by evidence-based therapy, the seminars in the unit will focus on evidence-based psychological therapies for common clinical problems in adulthood such as anxiety, depression eating, personality disorders, substance abuse and schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, the major therapies employed with children will be covered (psychotherapy, play therapy, CBT) as well as therapy interventions with the elderly. Throughout there will be considerable focus on the development of high level therapy skills through the use of video recordings of therapy sessions, practical exercises, feedback, discussions and role-plays.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: CBT assignment (1500 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Essay (3000 words) 40%

Assessment task 3: Evaluation of therapy role-play (1 hour) 40%

Prescribed texts

Westbrook, D., Kennerley, H., & Kirk, J. (2011) An introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy: Skills and applications (2nd ed.) London: Sage.

 

Barlow, D.H. (2008). Clinical handbook of psychological disorders: a step-by-step treatment manual (4thed.). New York: Guilford Press.

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