HPY724 - Psychological Interview and Intervention Strategies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in H744


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: HPS777, HPS977
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include weekly educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour online seminar per fortnight                                                  
2 x 1 day practical experience (workshop)

In-person attendance requirements

Students are to attend 2 x 1 day practical experience (1 day at Burwood campus, 1 day at Waterfront campus). Dates of practical experiences to be advised at the start of the trimester.


This unit is designed to provide the theoretical and practical framework for the major evidence-based psychotherapeutic approach broadly defined as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and related therapies. The unit is focused on skill acquisition in intervention practice and management of therapeutic process. The emphasis is on facilitation of practical skill development in terms of content and process. Additionally, the unit will enable students to develop an appreciation of the “common factors” fundamental to outcome in all psychotherapeutic approaches. Opportunities to develop skills will occur through demonstration, observation, practical rehearsal (role-play) and individualised feedback during online collaborate sessions and in the intensive class activities.

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