This unit of study develops students' knowledge base and conceptual abilities in the principles and practice of key psychological interventions. The unit focusses on the application of psychological intervention, and how it is used in the formulation of psychological problems. The unit places a special emphasis on the cultural appropriateness of interviewing and intervention strategies.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
APH4001

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Appraise the principles that underpin psychological interventions;  
  2. Demonstrate interpersonal communication and interview skills at a pre-professional competency level;  
  3. Identify and critique a range of professional literature that examines psychological intervention in various cultural contexts; and  
  4. Critically review the application of a chosen intervention in a counselling role play.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Quiz on the students' ability to identify cultural differences underpinning interventions. (30mins) 15%
Literature Review Review of professional literature that examines psychological intervention in a range of contexts. (1800 words) 30%
Presentation Group presentation on psychoeducation program including demonstration of interview skills. (20mins) 30%
Report Individually prepare pamphlet on the psychoeducation program presentation. (2 A4 pages) 25%

Required reading

Process-Based CBT: The Science and Core Clinical Competencies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Hayes, S. C, & Hofmann, S. G. (2018)
New Harbinger: NY

This will be enriched with additional sources per session (e.g. articles and case studies).

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