COUN662 Mental Health Assessment and Case Formulation
10 cp Prerequisites COUN601 Counselling Theories and Techniques and COUN626 Counselling Practice Skills Teaching Organisation 2 hours contact per week over 12 weeks or equivalent
This unit will examine the nature, impact and assessment of mental health problems and mental disorders. This will include a review of current systems of classification as well as information on the prevalence and clinical course of mental health problems. Of particular note will be the impact of mental health problems on individuals, their children, family members and/or carers, and communities. The contribution and relevance of bio-psychosocial factors and the etiology of mental health problems will be explored. An investigation of the risk factors and protective factors associated with mental health problems for particular populations will be covered. Current treatment and planning options relevant to counselling will be discussed. Finally, the importance of working collaboratively with other agencies and making appropriate referrals will be addressed.