PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS

PSY3PIN

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with an in-depth understanding of a range of different approaches to psychological intervention for psychological and behavioural problems. The main focus will be on psychological interventions for individuals but the subject will also explore group and public health interventions designed to change behaviour. The theoretical and empirical support for different intervention strategies will be explored and students will have opportunities to analyse the merits or otherwise of particular approaches. Students will learn to apply basic listening skills required in helping situations and explore effective strategies to motivate behaviour change. Cultural relevance will be considered in the process.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed three of the following subjects [PSY2PRM or PSY2ACH or PSY2DEV or PSY2COG or PSY2SOC] OR must have approval from the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY3PYB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply effective counselling skills for a beginner practitioner that includes consideration of cultural diversity

Activities:
Attendance at lectures and participation in experiential exercises in a tutorial will be the main learning activities. Formative assessment will be provided through feedback from peers and the tutor in the tutorial. Summative assessment will be assessed in brief exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Construct cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) tasks to facilitate behaviour change based on CBT theory.

Activities:
Attendance at lectures, participation in group discussions and experiential exercises tutorials and a behavioural monitoring task will be the main learning activities. Formative assessment will be provided through feedback on a 500 word analysis of the students' self-monitoring experience and tutorial feedback. Summative assessment will be derived from responses to brief exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Critically evaluate the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of psychological interventions with awareness of the evidential relevance for different cultural groups.

Activities:
Attendance at lectures, participation in group discussions and evaluations of DVD presentations of interventions and completion of a 2000 word critique of particular intervention approaches for specific psychological problems will be the main learning activities. Formative and summative assessment will be provided through feedback on the 2000 word essay. Summative assessment will also be derived from responses to brief exam questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (2,000-words)40 03
Examination (1 hour)Include more cultural awareness questions30 01, 02, 03
Self-monitoring report (1,000-words)30 02

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (2,000-words)40 03
Examination (1 hour)Include more cultural awareness questions30 01, 02, 03
Self-monitoring report (1,000-words)30 02

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarina Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Critical Essay (2,000-words)40 03
Examination (1 hour)Include more cultural awareness questions30 01, 02, 03
Self-monitoring report (1,000-words)30 02