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PSY8270 Advanced Psychopathology

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


Work as a Clinical Psychologist requires advanced knowledge and skills in relation to diagnosis, assessment, and intervention with a broad spectrum of clients, including those with complex and severe psychopathology. This course aims to provide student with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively diagnose and assess complex mental health presentations, and develop effective treatment plans based on in-depth case formulations.

This course provides students with a working knowledge of psychopathology for complex psychological presentations, in addition to an understanding of the aetiology and nosology of these presentations. Further, this course provides students with strong diagnostic and clinical assessment skills required for working effectively with complex adult presentations, including: Personality Disorders, Psychosis and Bipolar I and II, Complex Trauma and PTSD, Addictions, and, Adult Developmental Disorders. Attendance at the on-campus workshops/residential schools and 13 hours of online workshops are mandatory. Dates of the on-campus 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 2, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 2, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 17 May 2022