PSYC108 - Psychological Practice Theory and Techniques

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil

A key area in the practice of psychology involves being familiar with key treatment approaches and the ability to apply these approaches in combination with foundational interpersonal skills.

This unit will address the basic principles and key concepts that underpin psychological practice by examining key treatment approaches. As well as acquiring knowledge of the main treatment theories, you will be introduced to other important aspects of psychological practice such as ethical principles and working with diverse client populations (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and LGBTIQ populations). The characteristics of an effective practitioner are explored, with a corresponding development of insight into the self. Further, you will be introduced to the importance of foundation interpersonal skills in therapeutic practice.

The aim of this unit is introduce you to the main aspects of being an effective practitioner whilst also developing practical interpersonal skills and self-reflection.