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Hobart, Launceston


This unit offers a systematic approach to understanding psychological symptoms and psychopathology. Theoretical models of psychopathology, as well as psychological assessment and evidence-based interventions will be explored. Consideration is given to a range of psychological assessment and intervention strategies and how these can be applied across a range of contexts. Particular emphasis is given to cognitive-behavioural and counselling interventions. Additionally, this unit is designed to provide students with foundational skills and knowledge relevant to pre-professional training. Students will develop practical skills and knowledge to a foundational level of competence in relation to psychological assessment, interview skills and professional psychological practice.

Summary 2021

Unit name Psychological Assessment and Intervention
Unit code PSY324
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Dr Mandy Matthewson

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hour lecture weekly

1 x 2-hour workshop fortnightly.


Written assignment (1,500 word, 40%),

Online quiz (10%);

Practice based assignment (15 min oral presentation and 500 words, 50%).

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