Pre-professional Psychology II

Course code PSYC2200Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Psychology

This a compulsory component of the Bachelor of Psychology program.

'Intervention' to change human behaviour underpins much of the professional application of psychology. Psychologists employ a wide variety of strategies to facilitate behaviour change, and implement these intervention strategies across a range of levels. This course will provide information on how theory informs practice across a number of approaches to therapy. Examples of how these approaches need to be tailored to different levels of intervention (eg. individual vs couples and families) and particular groups (eg. children vs elderly).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThis course will:

1. Introduce students to concepts and principles involved in designing and delivering different intervention strategies.
2. Introduce students to concepts and principles involved in using some common counselling approaches.
3. Illustrate the application of intervention strategies through presentation and discussion of 'case study' material.
ContentContent areas are: intervention strategies (individual, couple, family/group); and counselling approaches in therapeutic interactions. The content will be covered through lectures, guest lectures and tutorials. Supervision and evaluation will be provided by staff in the School of Psychology and tutoring staff.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgePSYC1010, PSYC1020,PSYC1200
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten tasks based on lecture and laboratory material with an emphasis on practical application.
Examination: FormalFormal Exam
Quiz - On-lineOnline quiz with questions on lecture content with emphasis on theoretical knowledge.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for PSYC2200