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PSYC71-503: Counselling Psychotherapies and Clinical Skills

Description

This subject provides formal academic training in foundation 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

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: PSYC71-503
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Psychology, Criminology, and Social Sciences
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,440.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,500.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,640.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,920.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $6,070.00

Learning objectives

1. Apply evidence-based and scientific methods to professional practice across the lifespan in empirically valid and culturally responsive ways. 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. 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.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • 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.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
    Semester start: 16/05/2022
    Subject start: 16/05/2022
    Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
    Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
    Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
    Teaching census: 10/06/2022
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 20/03/2022
Semester start: 16/05/2022
Subject start: 16/05/2022
Cancellation 1: 30/05/2022
Cancellation 2: 06/06/2022
Last enrolment: 29/05/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 11/06/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 02/07/2022
Teaching census: 10/06/2022