University of Technology Sydney

96835 Psychological Disorders and Interventions

6cp; 3 x 1 hour (online, e.g., Zoom), 15-20 hours per week (self-directed study and participation in module activities)
Requisite(s): 96832 Introduction to Psychology Foundations AND 96833 Introduction to Psychological Science
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Understanding psychological disorders and interventions is an important and evolving area of inquiry in psychology. In this subject, students critically evaluate historical perspectives and contemporary models of the development, classification, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders. Students learn how various socio-cultural factors and scientific developments have shaped dominant models of professional understanding and practice. Students apply their knowledge and critical thinking skills to case examples, considering a range of theoretical models and evaluating the evidence-base of psychological interventions.

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