SWSP5615 Advanced Statutory Practice: Mental Health
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit deals with legislative, legal and professional association matters associated with working as a professional dealing with mental health problems of young people, children, adults and older people. It addresses issues including working with reluctant and/or involuntary clients; roles and responsibilities in statutory practice when patients have a mental illness; grief and loss; concepts such as 'vicarious trauma'; working with antisocial personality presentations; the Mental Health Act 1996; and the National Mental Health Standards.
- Students are able to (1) review the particular ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to working with involuntary clients and their families and carers; (2) generate a sound understanding of some of the complex debates concerning standards of practice and competency levels of mental health practitioners; (3) demonstrate an understanding of the Western Australian Mental Health Act; (4) demonstrate knowledge of the delivery of mental health services in line with current mental health implementation guidelines; (5) demonstrate an awareness of and ability to manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate appropriate care plans; (6) identify and articulate the inherent tensions within the area of mental health praxis, in particular the nexus between policy and practice; and (7) have an advanced understanding of the issues, tensions and clinical solutions in working with reluctant and involuntary clients.
- Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mark Sachmann
- Contact hours
- 30 hours
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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