Unit CNA739 introduces students to psychological therapies used in mental health settings, either as stand-alone interventions or in combination with pharmacological interventions. Participants will be involved actively in a series of cognitive behaviour workshops either by synchronous online participation or via recordings. Students are encouraged to also actively engage with the discussion board on MyLO. The unit’s major focus addresses CBT principles, resources and practical skills in relation to managing anxiety disorders, depression and psychosis. The online workshops address and examine the application of CBT principles and strategies with adults, children and adolescents, with the primary focus on adults with a mental health problem/illness.
|Unit name||Psychological Therapies in Mental Health Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Coordinator||Ms Sue Aylett|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of a range of therapeutic modalities used in the management of mental health problems and illnesses.
- Identify the core principles of CBT and describe the main CBT theoretical constructs.
- Design person centred CBT management program suitable for an individual.
- Critically analyse the contemporary role of the mental health nurse as therapist.
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Individual Study – This unit is offered fully online via MyLO (My Learning Online). You are expected to devote around 10 hours per week to the study materials, assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
|Assessment||Multiple Choice Test (20%)|Literature Review (30%)|Case Study and Reflection (50%)|
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There are no required texts for this unit.
Required Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
Evans, K., Nizette, D. & O'Brien, A. 2017. Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, Elsevier Australia.
Recommended Readings will be provided by your Unit Coordinator via the Reading List link in MyLO, or the unit Reading List on the University Library website.
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