PSYC6400

Applied Psychological Interventions

10 Units

This course introduces the practice of psychology with an emphasis on the identification of psychopathology across the life span. The course covers the challenges present at each phase of development i.e. infancy, childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, middle age, young old age and old age. The course covers key issues relating to psychological wellbeing associated with each phase of adulthood. The course explores the psychological and social pressures encountered in different stages of adulthood and how psychologists provide support for clients who present with problems and disorders at different stages of their lifespan.

Faculty Faculty of Science
School School of Psychology
Availability

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the common diagnostic systems of child/adolescent and adult psychopathology.
  2. Critique the diagnostic criteria for a range of major psychopathological syndromes.
  3. Construct a case formulation to diagnose a range of psychological disorders.
  4. Implement treatment plans and evaluate their success
  5. Identify and apply a range of psychological interventions
Content
  • Examination of range of psychopathologies that present for psychological treatment
  • Diagnosis and assessment of psychological disorders
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating treatment plans
  • Cognitive, behavioural, and systemic interventions
  • Professional and ethical issues specific to each stage of the lifespan
Assumed Knowledge It is assumed that students will have completed a four-year program in Psychology which has been accredited by the Australian Psychological Society.
Assessment Items
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Analysis (Simulation) *
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning and Oral Presentation *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Compulsory Requirements
  • Course Assessment Requirements: 1. Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. 2. Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for PSYC6400
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