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PSY8050 Advanced Clinical Intervention

Short Description: Advanced Clinical Intervention
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Counselling
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090701 - Psychology
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: PSY8045


This course addresses principles and practice of a range of psychological therapies including: dialectical behaviour therapy, short term psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and interpersonal therapy, for complex mental health issues across the lifespan. Cultural competency for psychologists and the use of tele-psychology and other e-mental health services will be covered. The course material is presented through personal critical reflection, discussion and debate in class and on-line, and through experiential skill development in three two-day workshops. The knowledge acquired will be assessed through case formulation and treatment planning for the same client using two different therapy systems. The skill level of individual students will be assessed using videotaped therapy sessions. Attendance at the five on-campus workshops is mandatory. Dates of the five workshops will be according to the 'Workshop Schedule' which will be emailed to students at the outset of the program.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba