Strength-Based Assessment and Care Planning (8ALF002)

Strength-Based Assessment and Care Planning (8ALF002)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate
Teaching period ~ Semester 2
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

This unit introduces assessment of mental health and the process of care planning. Strengths-Based assessment will be defined and modelled for multiple professional practice settings.

The process of care planning will be examined with the key focus of adaptation for the biopsychosocial environment of individuals. Students will evaluate and improve an assessment and care plan as their assessment.

This unit starts from 02 August and finishes on 03 September 2021.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe and define strength-based assessment;
  • Examine and develop adaptations of assessment for improved outcomes appropriate to the individuals’ biopsychosocial environment; and
  • Develop and critique care plans consistent with the role of your own profession.


Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Strength-based assessment of the individual
Week 2 Strength-based assessment of the individual in context Care Planning
Week 3 Strength-based care planning
Week 4 Impact of profession and role on care planning
Week 5 Care planning review and revision