Therapeutic Perspectives Across the Lifespan (100202)

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

Therapeutic Perspectives Across the Lifespan examines current issues and debates on psychotherapeutic theory and practice, in contemporary mental health services across the lifespan. It includes an analysis of contemporary debate around, and evaluation of, common therapeutic interventions in the context of recovery-oriented approaches. This unit will enhance students’ knowledge of current psychotherapeutic interventions and encourage exploration of the impact and role of these therapies in the treatment of infants, children, adults and older persons as part of recovery-oriented services. It is relevant to practitioners working in a range of settings with diverse populations experiencing mental distress at all points across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes


Assess current issues and debates about the role of psychotherapeutic theory and practice in contemporary mental health services.


Critically evaluate evidence-based therapeutic interventions from current research/literature and critically evaluate their application at a specified life stage or practice setting.


Apply professional collaborative decision making about treatment choices and its role alongside a range of other types of resilience promoting supports, skills and strengths.


Engage in collaborative, partnership-based relationships to offer knowledge about the most appropriate therapeutic options and supports.


Apply appropriate management/interventions to respond to the presentation of mental health issues in a specific life stage/health setting.


Demonstrate an understanding and application of therapeutic approaches as applied to diverse community.