Child and Youth

Child and Youth Mental Health

Working in partnership with children, young people and their families.

The child and youth specialisation focuses on the unique challenges and rewards that can be found working within child and youth mental health. There is a strong focus on attachment and normal development – from infancy to early adulthood – and the exploration of opportunities to assist children and young people to pursue optimum mental health.

This is an important time for mental health assessment and intervention as many conditions emerge during this period. This specialisation enhances student knowledge of relevant mental health conditions and assists students to develop skills in engagement, assessment, formulation and care planning.

The course emphasises working in partnership with children, young people and their families, as well as other key influential systems including education and child protection.

SEMESTER 1 Fundamentals of Recovery – Oriented Care Professional Standards in Mental Health Care
SEMESTER 2 Recovery and Resilience in Child and Youth Mental Health Psychosocial Practice in Child and Youth Mental Health
SEMESTER 1 Innovation and Improvement in Mental Health Care Therapeutic Perspectives Across the Lifespan
SEMESTER 2 Research Methods and Evaluation for Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Practice Select one of the following: Family-Oriented Care in Mental Health or Individual Therapies in Mental Health Care
SEMESTER 1 Leadership Practice in Mental Health Research and Project Planning
SEMESTER 2 Clinical Supervision Theory and Practice Mental Health Capstone

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