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.
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1. Demonstrate knowledge of psychological theories and models, the empirical findings supporting these theories and the methods employed to establish them, the major methods of psychological investigation and techniques of measurement and their application and interpretation, and design and implement a psychological intervention.
2. Demonstrate understanding and compliance with ethical requirements such as confidentiality, privacy, and consent issues, and self-evaluation skills.
3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in conducting systematic psychological assessment using a wide range of assessment techniques.
4. Demonstrate skills and knowledge regarding intervention strategies.
5. Demonstrate the ability to find, understand, collate and critique published empirical research relevant to psychotherapies and clinical practice.
6. Demonstrate the capacity to convey, appraise and interpret information in both oral and written formats.
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.