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Clinical & Health Psychology

Enrolment code: KHA254/354

Offered: Launceston: semester 2

Special note: this unit is part of the accredited program in Psychology and must be taken by students proceeding to Honours in Psychology

Unit description:

Introduces a range of issues and topics in clinical psychology and psychopathology as well as an exploration of stress and its determinants, and the relationship between stress, health and coping strategies. Areas covered include assessment and treatment of disordered behaviours, such as anxiety and mood disorders, substance related disorders, suicidal behaviours, post-traumatic stress disorder, occupational stress, personality disorders, and the schizophrenias. Consideration will be given to a range of therapeutic strategies employed by the clinical psychologist as well as the medical practitioner in the treatment of disordered behaviour. Laboratory classes will complement and extend the areas covered in the lectures. Students will develop interviewing and counselling skills through participation in class exercises and elementary techniques for the management of specific psychological disorders will also be introduced.

Staff Dr M Summers (Coordinator), Dr G Hannan For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, a 2-hr lab class weekly (13 weeks) Timetable
Prerequisites KHA101 or KHA100 or (HGP101 and HGP102)  
Corequisites KHA201  
Mutual exclusions KHA205/305, KHA300, KHA209/309, KHA213/313 KHB209/309  
Assessment mode 2-hr exam in Nov (50%), lab reports totalling 2,500 words (50%). Satisfactory performance in the lab component is required for a full pass Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Barlow DH & Durand VM, Abnormal Psychology. An Intergrative Approach, 3rd edn, 2002, ISBN 0534581498
Rice P, Stress and Health, ISBN 0534265022
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Psychology  
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