Psychopathology and Therapy: Adults 1
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences|
|Semesters Offered:||September 2013 - Standard|
|Credit Value:||10 credit points|
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|Study Abroad availability:||Not currently available to Study Abroad students|
|Subject Outline:||September 2012 [ Standard ]|
This subject provides 48 hours of advanced training in the assessment, diagnosis, classification and treatment of common mental disorders and basic psychopathology in adults. The disorders covered include the anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, sexual disorders, and personality disorders. In this subject students receive 10 hours of formal academic training in the mechanisms and aetiology of these disorders, including a critical examination of the major diagnostic systems and diagnostic criteria, 10 hours of formal academic training in the clinical, behavioural, and psychometric assessment of these problems, 24 hours of formal academic training in empirically validated psychological interventions (including rehabilitation and primary prevention strategies), and 4 hours formal academic training in psychopharmacology as it applies to these disorders. At the end of this subject students should have developed the competence to reliably diagnose the disorders covered, and to plan and evaluate appropriate treatments.
At the end of this subject students will (1) demonstrate knowledge of psychological theories and models, the empirical findings supporting these theories and the methods employed to establish them, the major methods of psychological investigation and techniques of measurement and their application and interpretation, and design and implement a psychological intervention, (2) demonstrate knowledge and behaviour consistent with the ethical, legal and professional requirements of psychological practice, (3) demonstrate skills and knowledge of systematic psychological assessment, (4) demonstrate skills and knowledge regarding intervention strategies, (5) demonstrate the application of research knowledge and skills to psychological practice, and (6) demonstrate excellent written communication skills.