Sustaining your mental health practice (8ALF005)

Sustaining your mental health practice (8ALF005)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate
Availability ~ Teaching Period 4
Type ~ Lifespan Unit

This unit explores basic understandings and practices required for effective and sustainable practice in the mental health sector. This includes reflective, and evidence-based practice as well as the role of supervision.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between evidence-based practice and sustainable mental health care practice;
  • Demonstrate reflective practice in examining the impacts upon sustaining personal wellbeing and professional practice in the mental health sector of values, biases and beliefs within the sector; and
  • Examine the role of supervision in contributing to the promotion of high professional standards; facilitating self-awareness and transparent communication.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Evidece-based practice
Week 2 The power of reflection
Week 3 Reflective Practice and supervision
Week 4 Self-care and burnout
Week 5 Maintaining your practice