Advanced Practice in Forensic Disability

Subject 360-879 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This subject examines the theoretical and practical mechanisms underlying the assessment and treatment of disabled offender populations. As such it will provide students with an understanding of, and experience in, the major skills and techniques used in the assessment of forensic disability clients. In addition students will be provided with clinically-oriented training in methods of management and rehabilitation, including the theoretical rationale underpinning these as well as techniques and outcomes of their practical application. Specific attention will be given to notable offender groups within the forensic disability field including sexual offenders, non-sexual violent offenders, arson and property offenders, and disabled offenders with substance abuse issues.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this subject will have:
  • An understanding of the general aims and techniques of forensic assessment;
  • Knowledge of theoretical and methodological issues associated with risk assessments and their application to the forensic disability client population;
  • Developed basic report writing skills and techniques;
  • An understanding of best-practice principles involved in management and intervention of forensic clients and a general understanding of different treatment paradigms;
  • An understanding of the theoretical and practical issues involved in the assessment and treatment of different forensic disability offender groups.
Assessment: A 2000-word oral assessment 25% and a 3000-word written assignment 75%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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