This unit provides a comprehensive review of psychological therapies. The first component of the unit focuses on the principles and procedures of health psychology. Students develop a high level of skill in the application of psychological therapies in clinical health contexts via role play and simulated therapy sessions and discussions. Students develop proficiency in the knowledge and delivery of interventions for major health problems. Therapeutic approaches relevant to health psychology, behavioural medicine and rehabilitation are covered, including motivational interviewing and relapse prevention strategies. Students engage in co-facilitation of group interventions offered in the university psychology clinic.
In the second component of this unit students develop knowledge and skills in a range of specialised and empirically validated psychological therapies for severe and complex psychological disorders. The development of a high level of therapy skills is facilitated via extensive use of role-play, video recording of simulated therapy sessions and discussions.
PRESCRIBED TEXT -CLINICAL HANDBOOK OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS
Prescribed Text - INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS
Prescribed Text - INTENTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING FACILITATING CLIENT DEVELOPMENT IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Prescribed Text - A GUIDE TO TREATMENTS THAT WORK