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PY5012 - Methods of Intervention 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to MPsych or DPsych students or by permission of the Programme Director

Methods of Intervention 2 provides further learning of evidence based therapies. An overview of evidence based intervention such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Schema Therapy will be provided with a rationale for matching therapy to each client in a person-centred approach. This subject will also focus on complex presentations and case formulation incorporating ethical issues and contexts of client care to enhance outcomes. Case formulation will be integrated throughout the workshops.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply a range of empirically validated intervention for psychological disorders, complex presentations and integrated case formulation;
  • demonstrate the ability to research relevant literature to substantiate the use of particular evidence based therapies;
  • demonstrate skills of evidence based therapeutic applications;
  • apply knowledge and skills in cultural awareness and issues of living in rural and remote regions of the tropics to practical solutions enhancing client outcomes in interprofessional practice contexts;
  • critically appraise case information and apply clinical reasoning to case conceptualisations and defensible treatment plans.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • applied project - group skills demonstration - (25%)
  • critical analysis - case based clinical reasoning - (25%).
PY5004 PY5301 PY5302 PY5303 PY5304 PY5305 PY6301 PY6302 PY6303


JCU Singapore, Study Period 58, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Dr Alla Demutska.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.