Pre-Professional Psychology II

Description

'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 (e.g. individual vs couples and families) and particular groups (e.g. children vs elderly).

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

Content 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.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology or Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) programs.

Assumed Knowledge

PSYC1010, PSYC1020,PSYC1200

Assessment Items

Essay: Self-Reflecting Essay- What I bring to the role of a therapist.

Report: Case Report

Quiz: Online Quiz

Formal Examination: Examination

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term