Courses & Units

Advanced Psychology Assessment and Intervention Skills PSY715


This unit will introduce provisional psychologists to advanced clinical psychological interventions utilising a disorder-specific framework. Focus will be on the advanced understanding of the diagnostic features of clinical disorders and presentations and their development across the lifespan and diverse presentations. 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 Advanced Psychology Assessment and Intervention Skills
Unit code PSY715
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 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and interpret current DSM and ICD systems to assess and diagnose comorbid mental health disorders.
  • Evaluate the priority and severity of psychological symptoms for transdiagnostic clinical intervention.
  • Develop and justify different clinical psychological interventions to create evidence-based, flexible treatment plans that are responsive to changes in client presentation.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of selected interventions to reduce symptom severity in clinical 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.



Psychology Assessment and Intervention Skills


Teaching Pattern

3hr workshop weekly, 3hr online class Fortnightly, 4hrs independent learning weekly

AssessmentOSCE (50%)|Written Treatment Plan (50%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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