COUNSELLING FOR MENTAL HEALTH

PHE5CMH

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject considers two dimensions of the application of advanced counselling approaches to common mental health issues (eg. depression, anxiety, trauma) and complex case presentations. The first dimension will focus on evidence-based practice research, which will help you develop competence in validated approaches such as CBT, Interpersonal Therapies and Mindfulness in relation to working with mental health issues. A critical analysis of the limitations of an evidence-based approach will be considered and the importance of common factors will be explored. The second dimension will focus on advanced practice skills in working with individuals drawing attention to integration of theory in practice, working within the intersubjective field, impact of context and a structured time frame. It is assumed you have a working understanding of DSM 5/ICD 10 and some knowledge of a range of evidence based therapies and a solid theoretical and practical grasp of at least one evidence-based therapy.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPatricia Fenner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in HMCOUN - Master of Counselling or HMART - Master of Art Therapy.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must have passed all first year subjects before they can proceed on to the second year subjects.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsImproving the effectiveness of the helping professions: an evidence-based approach to practicePrescribedGlicken, M (2005)SAGE, THOUSAND OAKS: CA
ReadingsClinical handbook of psychological disorders: a step-by-step treatment manualRecommendedBarlow, D Ed 20084TH EDN, GUILFORD, NY.
ReadingsClinical mental health counselling in community and agency settingsRecommendedGladding, S & Newsome, D 20093RD EDN, MERRILL, BOSTON.
ReadingsMedical and psychiatric issues for counsellorsRecommendedDaines, B, Gask, L & Howe, A 20072ND EDN, SAGE, LONDON.
ReadingsTrauma: a practitioner's guide to counsellingRecommendedSpeiers, T 2001BRUNNER-ROUTLEDGE, HOVE.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Design and present complex case presentations to demonstrate knowledge of common mental health issues

Activities:
lectures, workshop, enquiry-based learning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
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Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Critically synthesize and apply current evidence-based approaches to common mental health presentations

Activities:
lectures, workshop, enquiry-based learning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Analyse and critique evidence-based practice and common-factors researc

Activities:
lectures, workshop, enquiry-based learning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Refine and critique your verbal counselling competency to an advanced level underpinned by relevant theoretical constructs and models

Activities:
lectures, workshop, enquiry-based learning
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

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