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HPS708 - Psychological Intervention 2

Unit details

Year2016 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:

Jane McGillivray



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week


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 task 1: CBT assignment (equivalent 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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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