Working with Complexity in Adult Mental Health

Working with Complexity in Adult Mental Health

Graduate Certificate
Semester 2 - Adult unit

This unit provides an opportunity for students to examine recovery-oriented and evidence-based approaches to working with adults who experience mental health conditions which may be enduring or coexisting, such as trauma and psychosis. This unit will enhance the capacity of students to work with complexity and to deliver contemporary mental health services that are safe, effective and founded on a genuine collaboration with consumers and carers.


Learning Outcomes

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

  • Critically reflect on theoretical understandings and practical approaches to working with people who experience complex presentations, including enduring and coexisting mental health conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understand of the application of a recovery-oriented framework to best practice when working with adults who experience enduring or coexisting mental health conditions.
  • Critically appraise evidence-based recommendations for care planning and conceptualise application to adults who experience mental health conditions.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1

Working with Complexity

Week 2 Post-Traumatidc Stress Disorder
Week 3 Complex Trauma
Week 4 Disclosure, Dissociationa and Somatic Conditions
Week 5 Personality
Week 6 Borderline Personality Disorder
Week 7 Suicide Prevention
Week 8 Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care
Week 9 Enhancing Resilience
Week 10 Understanding Psychosis
Week 11 Bipolar Disorders
Week 12 Schizophrenia and Related Conditions I
Week 13 Schizophrenia and Related Conditions II
Week 14 Schizophrenia and Related Conditions III
Week 15 Preventing Seclusion and Restraint