0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
Must be enrolled in Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
The content of seminars will cover the practice of psychological therapies with a sound evidence base. Learning will consolidate existing knowledge of psychopathology and focus on extending this knowledge within a tailored therapeutic approach for children, young people, and their families. Cases will be discussed using conceptualization methods that are problem focused (i.e., presenting symptoms and precipitating/perpetuating/ predisposing/ protective factors), those that span multiple diagnostic categories, and those that theoretical concepts from treatment models with empirical support (e.g., relationship history, attachment style, core beliefs, schema, rules/ assumptions, and values). An emphasis on self-reflection and self-practice will be included throughout.
At the end of the unit, students will be able to:
- Create a comprehensive case formulation for a young person drawing together developmental history, and construct an appropriate treatment plan;
- Construct, deliver, and contribute to case presentations, including case conceptualizations and treatment planning;
- Prepare and conduct role-plays utilizing relevant Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills with mock clients and appraise their performance;
- Plan and critically evaluate the existing literature for the implementation of a group therapy program for a relevant child or adolescent clinical presentation;
- Contribute to constructive case consultation.
Group Proposal (80%)
Class Participation (20%)
Infant Observation (Hurdle)