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COU8033 Mental Health Practice 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Professional Pathway Social Wk
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCCO or GDCN or MCCO or PDEV or GCHH or GDHH or MOHH

Overview

A requirement of counselling training standards is that students can apply and critically evaluate their theoretical knowledge in competent counselling and psychotherapy practice. This includes knowledge of mental health conditions across the lifespan as well as the knowledge and mastery of techniques for applying evidence-based practices to the presenting problems. Students also need to have the skill to apply techniques and competency in relating to others in an effective way and to be aware of human diversity. This course will provide students with the critical knowledge base and advanced skills for effective, evidence-based practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

This course aims to build an advanced knowledge of psychopathology and mental health conditions in the context of the lifespan. It will also help students to gain expert knowledge of treatment of these psychological disorders. Students will learn about psychopharmacology and the medical approach to treatment of mental health conditions. They will also gain a thorough understanding of the methodologies and application of major counselling approaches. This course assists counselling practitioners to obtain professional knowledge of evidence-based counselling approaches and to develop and formulate an integrative approach in counselling. It will also help counsellors to gain a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities in relation to clients as well as to raise awareness of human diversity including culture, gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, class, religion and ethnicity.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022