Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis

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      Who this course is for

      This course is suited to mental health professionals requiring structured learning and/or professional development specifically tailored to enhance their capacity to work gainfully with young people experiencing mental ill-health, across a breadth of community and clinical settings. The learning content is of direct relevance to a wide range of health-care professionals, including psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists, social workers and youth workers.

      Intended learning outcomes

      On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

      • Outline the major theories of youth mental health
      • Describe and apply tailored approaches to engaging and assessing young people experiencing mental ill-health
      • Describe evidence-informed advances in the prevention and early intervention of early psychosis in young people
      • Explain the clinical staging and phases models of early psychosis and how these clinically manifest in young people
      • Identify best-practice biological and psychosocial interventions that are applicable to the various stages of early psychosis and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young people and their families
      • Describe optimal approaches for the provision of early psychosis services to young people
      • Assess the early signs of psychosis in young people
      • Design and critically evaluate early intervention approaches to young people at risk of psychosis
      • Design best-practice treatment plans which are applicable to the early stages of psychosis and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young people and their families.

      Further study options

      Graduates may progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs. Students that complete the Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis may be eligible to gain 25 points of advanced standing if they decide to enrol in one of the following courses: