Psychological Interventions

    Unit code: APH4001 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    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.

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Multiple choice and short answer test on Psychological formulation (30minutes)
    Assessment type: Literature Review
    Grade: 40%
    Review of professional literature that examines psychological interventions in a range of contexts. (1800 words)
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 40%
    OSCE - Demonstration of a CBT therapeutic skill in a simulated therapy exercise (15 minutes)

    Required reading

    Process-Based CBT: The science and core clinical competencies of cognitive behavioural therapy.
    Hayes, S.C., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018).| New Harbinger.

    As part of a course

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