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Unit Overview


This unit builds on the material covered in semester one in PSYC5568 Adult and Child Psychotherapy 1 (formerly PSYC8568 Adult and Child Psychotherapy 1) by focusing on the application of psychotherapeutic techniques in the management of a range of psychological problems. In line with the practical orientation of the unit, most seminars include case discussions, video case presentations and/or clinical simulations. Discussion focuses on treatment programs that have empirical support and covers problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, pain, anger, marital conflict, sexual dysfunction and personality disorder.

6 points

Students develop an understanding of the empirically supported treatments appropriate for a range of commonly presenting clinical problems. They also develop an understanding of the assessment and intervention procedures appropriate for use with a range of common clinical problems.


This comprises attendance at seminars, a presentation of a seminar (10 per cent), an adult psychotherapy case management viva (40 per cent) and a child case management viva (50 per cent). 'Turnitin' originality checking and plagiarism prevention is used in the Faculty to allow both educators and their students to check written work for improper citation or misappropriated content. More information about 'Turnitin' can be found at

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Neil McLean
Unit rules
PSYC5568 Adult and Child Psychotherapy 1 (formerly PSYC8568 Adult and Child Psychotherapy 1)
Contact hours
5 hrs per week
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.