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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Develops knowledge and skills related to foundational evidence-based behavioural and cognitive  interventions to support children and adolescents with psychological and developmental disorders. Advanced therapeutic approaches and professional psychological issues  will be explored with an emphasis on the development of a critical approach to psychological practice. A case-based methodology will support treatment planning for various child and adolescent disorders. The unit provides students with an opportunity to practice skills relating to the delivery of brief psychological interventions.

Unit content

  • Psychological treatment programmes for children and adolescents sensitive to sociocultural issues and developmental stages
  • Evidence-based approaches to interventions for psychological disorders commonly seen in children and adolescents
  • Evidence-based approaches to interventions for developmental disorders commonly seen in children and adolescents
  • Critical analysis of literature relevant to child and adolescent psychotherapeutic interventions
  • Goal and plan development to monitor, facilitate and support behavioural change

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:
1 develop culturally responsive psychological treatment plans in collaboration with the client considering social and cultural background, and the management of risk
2 conduct professional interviews and assessments, and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment of risk, to select evidence-based approaches to intervention for psychological and developmental disorders
3 critically analyse literature to support continued learning and evidence-based skill acquisition in the development and delivery of brief interventions and more complex psychotherapeutic interventions, including the management of risk
4 develop psychologically appropriate goals and a clear plan to evaluate behaviour change or symptom reduction

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

  1. develop culturally responsive psychological treatment plans in collaboration with the client considering social and cultural background, and the management of risk
  2. conduct professional interviews and assessments, and synthesise information from multiple sources, including assessment of risk, to select evidence-based approaches to intervention for psychological and developmental disorders
  3. critically analyse literature to support continued learning and evidence-based skill acquisition in the development and delivery of brief interventions and more complex psychotherapeutic interventions, including the management of risk
  4. develop psychologically appropriate goals and a clear plan to evaluate behaviour change or symptom reduction

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.