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175.781 Understanding Mental Distress (15 credits)

IMPORTANT NOTE:There have been changes to this course for 2022. For 2021 enrolments please check the individual offering description below to confirm details for:

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This course builds on undergraduate study of clinical psychology to provide an advanced understanding of mental distress across the lifespan. The focus is on recognising the most common experiences of mental distress and understanding their etiology using evidence-based theoretical frameworks, emphasising psychological approaches. Attention is given to recovery and lived experience perspectives, and contextual and cultural influences on understanding the experience of mental distress. A case study approach is taken to provide opportunities for applied learning.

Note(s): This course has a restricted number of places available. If you have not been approved for progression to the clinical programme, your admission to this course cannot be guaranteed. Final selection for places will be determined by the School of Psychology in mid-January.

Requirements Requirements help

Note: You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • Undergraduate study of clinical psychology

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 * Semester One full semester Distance
2022 Semester One full semester Distance

* Due to recent changes you should carefully check this offering to confirm details before you enrol.