Exposes learners to a critical exploration and practical application of the core contexts of mental health within the Australian health care systems. Contemporary policy issues, core professional values, the self within therapeutic relationships, foundational skills within mental health professional clinical practice that build toward collaborative recovery and evidence-based mental health practice will be covered.
- Overarching mental health policy and legislation impacting on daily clinical practice and experienced interventions
- The therapeutic relationship and effective use of self
- Emotional Intelligence, empathy and compassion
- Bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment and formulation
- Clinical supervision
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||synthesise contemporary mental health policy and legislation from government and professional bodies and connect that synthesis to models and experiences of care||Intellectual rigour|
|2||review the evidence-based literature on the therapeutic relationship and argue its importance for working in partnership with consumers to meet their holistic needs||Communication and social skills|
|3||critique the constructs of Emotional Intelligence, empathy and compassion and their application to the use of self within therapeutic relationships and as a platform for evidence-based interventions||Communication and social skills|
|4||construct a clinical formulation reflective of diverse consumer need and personhood stemming from holistic assessment||Intellectual rigour|
|5||design an individualised supervision and development plan to enable critical reflection in practice.||Lifelong learning|
Study Period 3
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning (6 wks)|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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