PSYC5532 Clinical Psychology and Health 1
- 6 points
|Not available in 2018||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit focuses on psychological interventions for common lifestyle diseases and on the role of psychologists in the management of chronic and life-threatening health problems and medical trauma. The objectives of the unit are to (1) provide students with the theoretical and evidence-based background for psychological interventions for preventing illness, enhancing health, and managing chronic and debilitating illnesses; and (2) acquire skills in delivering psychological interventions for health-related behaviours to enhance health, quality of life and adaptive coping.
- Students have knowledge of the theoretical and empirical evidence base for psychological interventions for common lifestyle illnesses and chronic health conditions, and a good understanding of psychopharmacological approaches to common conditions affecting health. Students acquire skills in (1) delivering individual and group interventions for obesity; (2) delivering interventions for eating disorders; (3) providing treatments to reduce alcohol and substance use; (4) conducting treatments for insomnia; and (5) delivering services to facilitate adaptation and coping with chronic health problems, physical trauma and terminal illness.
- This comprises (1) an individual course project related to the learning outcomes of promoting evidence-based psychological services in healthcare settings, due in last half of teaching period, and may include both written and oral presentation components (70 per cent); and (2) a group-based presentation demonstrating knowledge and concepts of psychological interventions in healthcare settings, due during teaching period (30 per cent).
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sue Byrne
- Unit rules
- enrolment in Clinical Psychology postgraduate program
Master of Clinical Psychology (54570)
Master of Clinical Psychology (Extended) (55570);
PSYC5672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I (formerly PSYC8672 Foundations in Clinical Skills I), PSYC5673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II (formerly PSYC8673 Foundations in Clinical Skills II)
- PSYC5567 Clinical Health Psychology (formerly PSYC8567 Clinical Health Psychology)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 13 x 3 hours
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.