PSYC430 - Psychological Interventions Theory Foundational Strategies and Professional Issues
This unit is designed to extend the knowledge and skills previously developed in a three-year undergraduate psychology program and provide a basis of professional knowledge and skills for subsequent professional training.
The unit familiarises students with the theoretical and empirical bases that underpin a range of evidence based approaches to psychological interventions. The unit will also build student skills in interpersonal communication and interview skills important to the practice of a psychologist including active listening, developing rapport, appropriate cultural responsiveness and empathic responding. The unit will also focus on ethical principles and cultural considerations in psychological intervention and therapeutic skills.
The aim of this unit is to facilitate the acquisition of a pre-professional level of understanding of intervention strategies that underpin psychological practice.