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Unit description

Provides an overview of cognitive, behavioural and psychotherapeutic interventions across the adult lifespan. Clinical formulations, psychological assessments, research findings, and professional and ethical guidelines will be applied to critically determine appropriate interventions and evaluate their effectiveness. Students will apply cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspectives, and consider family and community resources in a biopsychosocial treatment approach. Role plays will be used to further develop basic counselling skills and foster reflective practice as students experience the therapist and client roles.

Unit content

  • Cognitive, behavioural and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for adults
  • Ethical principles in psychological practice (e.g., professional boundaries, limits to confidentiality and areas of practice)
  • Establishing and maintaining rapport in psychotherapeutic settings
  • Culture and age-sensitive application of psychotherapeutic approaches
  • Reflective practice in professional psychology

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:
1in consultation with the client, determine the most appropriate intervention by synthesising information, including the formulation and conceptualisation of the presenting issues, professional interviews and assessments, and assessment of risk
2demonstrate knowledge of a range of evidence-based cognitive, behavioural and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for adults including risk management and their application
3demonstrate rapport building skills when conducting interviewing, applying counselling skills and psychotherapeutic techniques for adults in a simulated therapeutic context
4reflect on the experience of conducting culturally sensitive interviews and psychotherapy interventions

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

  1. in consultation with the client, determine the most appropriate intervention by synthesising information, including the formulation and conceptualisation of the presenting issues, professional interviews and assessments, and assessment of risk
  2. demonstrate knowledge of a range of evidence-based cognitive, behavioural and psychotherapeutic treatment approaches for adults including risk management and their application
  3. demonstrate rapport building skills when conducting interviewing, applying counselling skills and psychotherapeutic techniques for adults in a simulated therapeutic context
  4. reflect on the experience of conducting culturally sensitive interviews and psychotherapy interventions

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Adult case study interpretation and intervention30%
Video of Intervention and report50%
Reflective writing20%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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