psy5ctl clin treatment literature




Credit points: 10

Subject outline

The primary aim of this module is to give candidates the time and incentive to become familiar with the literature on the theory, phenomeology, assessment and treatment of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, trauma and abuse. A secondary aim of the module is to give candidates an experience of participating in a peer-managed 'Journal Club' format for professional development. Candidates are required to timetable each week a two-hour reading session (one hour on Journal Club weeks) in addition to the literature-chasing and assignment reading and writing time that should be allocated for any unit. They will also participate in a peer-managed journal club by reading the papers to be discussed, and by choosing and leading discussion on a paper for one topic area.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points10

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission to SMCP or SDPCP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Familiarity with current literature about evidence-based treatments for selected major psychiatric disorders

Journal club participation

02. Familiarity with at least one model or theory driving evidence-based treatment for each of six major disorders/disorder groups

Self-directed reading ; Written Assignment

03. Experience in leading and participating in a peer-managed professional development group

Journal club participation; Choosing a Journal Club paper and leading discussion of it

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Farhall

Class requirements

Collaborative Based LearningWeek: 31 - 43
Six 1.0 hours collaborative based learning every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Six fortnightly 1-hour Journal Club meetings."

SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two hours per week including formal reading time."

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One 1-hour planning meeting."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
attendance and participation in Journal Club1001, 03
one 3,000 word assignment covering models and treatments for each disorder9001, 02