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PSY8050 Advanced Clinical Intervention

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCPS or MCPA or be undertaking the course as professional development


The practitioner addressing psychological problems requires a depth of understanding of therapeutic perspectives and methods demonstrated to be effective within complex mental health challenges. Students will acquire knowledge and skills within current therapeutic systems that address the emotional distress and specific daily functioning challenges clients face. Students' competencies to plan and implement interventions will include attention to the particular demands on developing and maintaining therapeutic alliance with personal insight based on reflective practice.

This course addresses principles and practice of a range of psychological therapies including dialectical behaviour therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, animal-assisted therapy and interpersonal therapy, for complex mental health issues across the lifespan. The course material is presented through personal critical reflection, discussion and debate in class, and through experiential skill development in workshops/residential school. The knowledge acquired will be assessed through case formulation and treatment planning for the same client using two different therapy systems. Attendance at the on-campus workshops/residential school is mandatory. Dates of the workshops/residential schools 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 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 17 May 2022