Clinical Seminar 2

Subject 554-621 (2009)

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Credit Points: 15.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 45.5 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: See Notes below.
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:


Dr Campbell Wilkie Paul
Subject Overview: Students will present their own clinical work in the seminar groups. The seminar content will include:
  • the selection of appropriate assessment techniques;
  • specialised assessments including assessments of parenting capacity;
  • protective assessments;
  • the selection of appropriate treatment techniques;
  • recognition of implications of treatment including legal aspects;
  • the development of skills in the different therapeutic modalities (developmental guidance, infant parent psychotherapy, infant psychotherapy);
  • referral and liaison skills;
  • advocacy skills;
  • the place of the infant mental health worker in health and welfare systems; and
  • cultural and subcultural and gender issues in clinical work.

Assessment: 40%: A case study submitted at the end of the year; 20%: A log book of infant mental health cases to be submitted at the end of each semester; 40%: Active participation in the seminar.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students must have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sciences (Infant Parent Mental Health), or obtained departmental approval, before undertaking this subject.

Related Course(s): Master of Health Sciences (Infant and Parent Mental Health)(Coursework)

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