UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

PSYC5675 Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Students are introduced to the diagnosis (using DSM and ICD), assessment and treatment of emotional disorders. The emotional disorders include mood and anxiety disorders. Evidence-based interventions, such as behaviour therapy, cognitive therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, are discussed for the different manifestations of anxiety (e.g. panic, phobias, worry/stress, and phobic avoidance) and mood (e.g. depression and mania) disorders. Consideration is given to co-morbidity (within emotional disorders and across other psychological disorders), cultural diversity, etc. and how these factors impact assessment and treatment.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify emotional disorders and their associated co-morbid conditions; (2) understand the key components of evidence-based treatments for emotional disorders; and (3) exhibit an awareness of the factors that may complicate the assessment and treatment of emotional disorders and how to deal with them.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) oral presentation or essay and (2) case-based assessments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Andrew Page
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Psychology (00890/52590) or the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570) or the Master of Psychology (Clinical) (52560) or the Doctor of Psychology (50840) or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/PSYC5675/SEM-2/2017
Note Students enrolled in an APAC accredited program must hold provisional registration as a psychologist. It is the students' responsibility to ensure registration eligibility. Enrolled students are also responsible for maintaining provisional registration for the duration of their enrolment in the program.
Suggested texts

Barlow, D. H. Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders: a Step-by-step Treatment Manual, 5th edn: Guilford 2014

O’Donohue, W. T. and Fisher, J. E. General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Wiley 2009

Page, A. C. and Stritzke, W. G. K. Clinical Psychology for Trainees: Foundations of Science-informed Practice, 2nd edn: Cambridge University Press 2015

Westbrook, D., Kennerley, H. and Kirk, J. An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills and Applications, 2nd edn: Sage 2011


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