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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, and interpersonal psychotherapy, are introduced for the different manifestations of anxiety (e.g. panic, phobias, worry/stress, and phobic avoidance) and mood (e.g. depression and mania) disorders, with comorbidity considered.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate evidence-based assessment and diagnosis of emotional disorders, according to international taxonomies of classification and considering differential diagnosis; (2) illustrate evidence-based case formulation for emotional disorders, considering relevant theory, causal/maintaining/protective factors and research; and (3) identify evidence-based interventions for emotional disorders, guided by critical evaluation of the research literature.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) group oral presentation; (2) case-based assessment essay; and (3) attendance. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the attendance component.

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 Clinical Psychology (01870/54570) or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week
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

Beck, J.S. Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Basics and Beyond, 2nd edn: Guilford 2011

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, 3rd edn: Sage 2017

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