Courses & Units

Psychological Therapies in Mental Health Care CNA739

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Psychological Therapies in Mental Health Care
Unit code CNA739
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator Ms Sue Aylett
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design a specific CBT management program suitable for a client in your clinical practice or tailored to the identified needs of a hypothetical case. Your program will demonstrate your ability to choose appropriate techniques; develop a case conceptualization and identify and apply key CBT assessment instruments.
  • Critically analyse the contemporary role of the mental health nurse as therapist.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060305 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,615.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentMultiple Choice Test (20%)|Case Study and Reflection (50%)|Essay (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Evans, K., Nizette, D. & O'Brien, A. 2017. Psychiatric and mental health nursing, Chatswood, NSW, Australia, Elsevier Australia.

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