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PSYC71-503: Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills

Description

This subject provides formal academic training in basic counselling skills and selected evidence based psychotherapies and interventions. The psychotherapies covered include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Group Therapy Processes. Students undertake skills training in interviewing and counselling, developing the therapeutic alliance and therapeutic techniques across the lifespan. Non-specific factors and their influence on psychological interventions are covered. A critical thinking approach to the research underpinning and evaluation of empirically validated treatments is emphasised.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodePSYC71-503
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Subject fees
  • Current: $5,630
  • Commencing in May 2021: $5,920

Learning outcomes

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways.
2. Employ professional communication skills, in a culturally responsive manner.
3. Identify psychological disorders using a recognised taxonomy.
4. Conduct professional interviews and assessments and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment of risk, to formulate a conceptualisation of the presenting issues to determine the most appropriate interventions, including management of risk.
5. Interpret and communicate findings in written formats, including formal psychological reports, using culturally appropriate language.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of empirically supported interventions, and monitoring clients’ progress and intervention outcomes.
7. Rigorously apply professional practice policies and procedures.
8. Critically evaluate contemporary scientific literature to inform practice.
9. Apply advanced psychological knowledge of clinical psychology formulation and taxonomy.
10. Apply advanced psychological knowledge to culturally responsive assessment in the area of clinical psychology.
11. Apply advanced psychological knowledge to culturally responsive interventions in the area of clinical psychology.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

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  • Study Abroad Students

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Professional Psychology programs are accredited pathways towards registration as a Psychologist. Entry into these programs is based on a calculated GPA derived from a completed four year sequence of study in Psychology as accredited by APAC as well as invitation into the degree. As such, this subject can only be taken by those students successfully admitted to the degree.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

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