Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2015 (Day)


This unit covers the application of and development of students' skills in the application of clinical psychology training to mental health and health settings. The field of clinical psychology will be extended to include advanced theoretical frameworks and treatments that include linking psychological and physical aspects of health and illness to specialised areas of clinical psychology, such as serious mental health illness and disorders and in the context of clinical health issues and disorders. The focus will include appropriate assessment skills for various health and mental health contexts.


On completion of the unit students will be familiar with the field of clinical psychology as applied to mental health and health settings and have knowledge of the theoretical frameworks relevant to this field. They will have a better understanding of the psychological processes associated with various mental health and related conditions and the way developmental stages affect responses to illness.

Students will be expected to:

  1. have an awareness of clinical psychology related theoretical frameworks;
  2. be familiar with common mental health and health conditions and their impact on recovery;
  3. show awareness of and, be sensitive and responsive to cultural/ethnic differences in response to illness;
  4. become familiar with specialised assessments, such as crisis assessment, and assessments in a consultation-liaison context.


Class Participation (Hurdle)
2 Written Assessments (100%)

Chief examiner(s)


Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology