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SCU OnlineStudy Period 1,5Study Period 1,5

Unit description

Develops knowledge and capabilities in evidenced based psychotherapeutic practices including the application of focused psychological strategies for people experiencing high prevalence mental health problems. Applies contemporary cognitive behavioural theory in case formulation of common mental health problems and plan care accordingly. Utilises and recommend mindfulness practices appropriately to enhance health and wellbeing. 

Unit content

  • The application of focused psychological strategies for high prevalence mental health problems.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy theory and formulation.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy theory.
  • Mindfulness based interventions.
  • Using mindful interventions to promote wellbeing.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically describes the underpinning assumptions, theory and practices of cognitive behaviour therapy.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply focused psychological strategies in the treatment of people with high prevalence mental health problems.CreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3critically appraise the theoretical frameworks that underpin mindfulness based interventionsIntellectual rigour
4generate a programme of mindfulness based interventions in response to consumer’s needsKnowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically describes the underpinning assumptions, theory and practices of cognitive behaviour therapy.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply focused psychological strategies in the treatment of people with high prevalence mental health problems.
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. critically appraise the theoretical frameworks that underpin mindfulness based interventions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  4. generate a programme of mindfulness based interventions in response to consumer’s needs
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Assessment
Written assessment30%
Case Study Report50%
Quiz20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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