Themes

Community Mental Health

This stream is directed towards health care professionals working within both the mental health and psychiatric disability fields who wish to upgrade and develop their skills and knowledge in contemporary community mental health practice. Those working in case management positions or in the disability support sector or non-clinical mental health settings will find the course extremely beneficial, but it is also of great benefit to clinical psychologists, trainee psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and social workers.

You'll graduate with a thorough understanding of the spectrum of community mental health practice in Australia, from policy and planning considerations and population-based interventions to individual clinical and rehabilitation interventions and family and community support. Core and specialist skills will equip you to undertake a broad range of interventions and give you the confidence to lead and achieve.

Taught by experienced mental health professionals through distance education methods, this stream/pathway caters to people in public, private and non-government (including PDRS) settings.

Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This stream/pathway gives you a deep understanding of psychoanalytic and developmental theory and how it can help children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems. Primarily for health, welfare and education professionals working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems, it's ideal if you want to upgrade and develop your skills and understanding in the area.

We aim to increase your knowledge of psychoanalytic and developmental theory and the application of these to the treatment of children and adolescents with psychological difficulties, and how to apply this knowledge in your own workplace.

Completing all units in this pathway qualifies you to work under Victoria's Child Psychotherapists Award and to join the Victorian Child Psychotherapy Association.

Forensic Behavioural Science (in teach-out)

Forensic Behavioural Science is an emerging field of discourse at the interface of human services and criminal justice systems which draws on a range of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, criminology, law, social work and ethics.

The specialisation of Forensic Behavioural Science has been developed to enhance the knowledge and skills of a broad range of professionals working with people displaying antisocial and criminal behaviour. The program addresses both assessment and management issues. It assists professionals to incorporate 'best practice' principles into their daily work practices.

This stream is in teach-out mode.