Courses & Units

Psychology Assessment and Intervention Skills PSY711


This unit will take a disorder specific approach and teach students evidence-based treatment for a variety of clinical psychological disorders. Consideration will be given to the diagnostic features of specific disorders, prevalence, course, aetiological knowledge and theories, familial, social and cultural features, and differential diagnostic issues. Where appropriate, sessions will be supplemented with audio-visual material and handouts, and students should be prepared to role-play elements of the key therapy skills when discussed.


Unit name Psychology Assessment and Intervention Skills
Unit code PSY711
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology
Coordinator Doctor David Bakker
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of key diagnostic classificatory systems used in clinical psychology.
  • Synthesise clinical case formulation data including familial, social, and cultural intersections to inform differential diagnosis.
  • Apply psychometric instruments and clinical interview skills to assess a variety of clinical psychological disorders.
  • Implement advanced psychological intervention skills for a variety of clinical psychological disorders

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



Assessment Skills in Psychology Practice 2 AND Intervention Skills in Psychology Practice 2


Teaching Pattern

3hr Seminar weekly, 4hrs independent learning weekly

AssessmentCognitive Behavioural Therapy Intervention Role Play Video (50%)|Combined OSCE (50%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


Teaching staff will suggest recommended readings during the semester.

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