Graduate Certificate in Youth Mental Health
Where will this take me?
The course is offered as a nested program, allowing students to exit with a Graduate Certificate after 1 year of part-time study, or progress to Graduate Diploma and, for students who meet the minimum academic requirements, to the Master of Youth Mental Health.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Outline and discuss the major theories of youth development and mental health
- Describe and apply tailored approaches to engaging and assessing young people experiencing mental ill-health
- Identify and assess the early signs of a range of serious mental illnesses in young people
- Identify and differentiate key features of non-psychotic forms of mental ill-health in young people
- Identify and discuss the biological, psychological and social risk factors that underlie mental ill-health in young people
- Identify and discuss the biological, psychological and social protective factors that contribute to young people’s resilience and promote recovery from mental ill-health
- Identify and describe the best-practice psychosocial and biological interventions for different non-psychotic forms of mental ill-health in young people
- Apply critically reflective, evidence-based approaches to youth mental health practice
- Critically analyse scientific research papers.