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PSY5145 Intervention Strategies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 February 2023


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MPPS or MCPS or be undertaking the course as professional development


Treatment of psychological problems requires a broad understanding of therapeutic methods that have been demonstrated to be effective within mental health contexts. This course critically reviews the research literature on psychological interventions that reduce the psychological impact of mental illness and maximise well-being. This course further develops students’ competencies with regard to planning and implementing of psychological treatments, with particular focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

This course focuses on discipline knowledge and therapeutic competencies required for practice in clinical settings. Students will learn and practice varied evidence-based forms of interviewing and intervention skills. Building on these, students will learn how to develop an appropriate treatment plan for cases based on diagnosis and presenting issues. This course will be offered via compulsory practical development workshops on-campus, and via readings, activities and assignments. Attendance at the five on-campus workshops is mandatory. Dates of the five workshops will be according to the 'Workshop Schedule' which will be emailed to students at the outset of the program.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2022 External
Date printed 4 February 2023