HPS708 - Psychological Intervention 2
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Must be enrolled in H750 Master of Psychology (Clinical) to enrol in this unit
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%
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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