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