PSYC5675 Assessment and Intervention—Emotional Disorders
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- 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.
- Students are able to (1) identify emotional disorders and their associated co-morbid conditions; (2) demonstrate an understanding of 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation 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
- enrolment in the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology (01890/54590)
the combined Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology (01870/54570)
the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (53370)
- Contact hours
- lectures: 3 hours per week
- 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, 3rd edn: Sage 2017
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