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This course is a survey of advanced practices in clinical psychology which builds on previous courses in psychological intervention. The objectives of the course are to: - Increase specialist knowledge in advanced intervention methods. - Learn more about interventions for specific psychological problems - Integrate theory and intervention for specific psychological problems. By the end of the course, students will have more knowledge regarding specific psychological interventions, their theoretical foundations and techniques.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
(1) PSYC651, PSYC653, PSYC654 (2) Entry is subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed timetable information.
Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed assessment information.
Doing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: A practical guide
Guilford Press, 2011.
Metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression
Guilford Press, 2009.
Nichols, Michael P. , Davis, Sean D;
The essentials of family therapy
Pearson Education, Inc., 2020.
Young, Jeffrey E., Klosko, Janet S., Weishaar., Marjorie E;
Schema Therapy: A Practioners Guide
Guilford Publications; New York, 2006.
These Textbooks are required, you need to have access to them, but you do not have to own them.
Domestic fee $2,159.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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