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OCCP5247: Mental Health Interventions

2020 unit information

This elective unit will extend students' knowledge and skills in occupational therapy mental health practice. A large experiential learning component will build student confidence in working collaboratively with people living with mental illness to identify their needs and to use both occupational therapy specific and generic mental health strategies to support their mental health recovery. In line with current state and national directions, the unit will focus on trauma-informed care, well-being and recovery-oriented practice. We will cover adolescent, youth and adult mental health practice across acute, rehabilitation, community and forensic contexts.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Code OCCP5247
Academic unit
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the recovery paradigm and be able to critically examine and confidently apply recovery-principles to service orientation generally and OT practice specifically
  • LO2. critically appraise various methods of collecting information required to collaboratively plan interventions with clients/consumers
  • LO3. critique the diverse roles and range of interventions engaged in by mental health occupations therapists, frame these using OT practice models and use critical reasoning skills to identify appropriate and best practice interventions which meet individual consumer needs.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Cumberland, Sydney

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