Psychosocial Practice in Child and Youth Mental Health (100106)

Unit Type Core Unit
Credit Points 10
Delivery Mode e-Learning (online), Part Time

Psychosocial Practice in Child and Youth Mental Health incorporates recovery principles and emphasises the importance of taking a developmentally appropriate approach to biopsychosocial assessment, formulation and intervention in child and youth mental health. The unit examines normal development and the effects trauma and adversity can have on the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Students will be provided with opportunities to reflect on clinical practice, develop care planning skills, examine relevant social and cultural factors and build their capacity to work collaboratively with children, young people, and families in partnership with other health providers and agencies including education and child protection.

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an ability to consider a developmental context and apply a biopsychosocial framework to the assessment of children, young people and families who present with mental health concerns.


Articulate an individualised, person-centred case formulation that considers the impact of culture and includes identification of strengths.


Engage in reflective practice and demonstrate self-awareness and transparent communication through collaborative work practices.