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Unit description

Emphasises the life stage and bio-psycho-social contexts specifically related to providing effective engagement and interventions with, children, adolescents and older persons. Learners will critically apply those contexts to all aspects of comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and intervention across the lifespan.

Unit content

  • Developmental psychology and sociology
  • Common mental health conditions for childhood and adolescence (including sexual identity)
  • Compassionate intervention
  • Family therapy and genograms
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse population models of mental health and wellbeing
  • Effective interventions for older people

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1connect developmental theories to mental health and ill health, social roles, and personal narratives of a meaningful life
2visualise the young person within family constellations, emerging identities and physiological changes
3design, in partnership with consumers, helpful interventions to common mental health conditions for young people, children and adolescents
4critique the influences and impacts of transgenerational trauma with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations
5construct helpful interventions, in partnership with consumers, to common mental health conditions within the context of older persons mental health.

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

  1. connect developmental theories to mental health and ill health, social roles, and personal narratives of a meaningful life
  2. visualise the young person within family constellations, emerging identities and physiological changes
  3. design, in partnership with consumers, helpful interventions to common mental health conditions for young people, children and adolescents
  4. critique the influences and impacts of transgenerational trauma with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations
  5. construct helpful interventions, in partnership with consumers, to common mental health conditions within the context of older persons mental health.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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