Individual Therapies in Mental Health Care (300205)

Unit Type Core Unit
Credit Points 10
Delivery Mode e-Learning (online), Part Time

Individual Therapies in Mental Health Care investigates current issues and debates on the role of psychotherapy, e-therapies and other therapies and technologies in different settings and models of care. Students will consider the suitable application of different psychotherapeutic techniques to practice. They will develop intervention plans that promote collaborative care planning and evidence-based treatment, including models of support for people using e-therapy. As a study focus, this elective unit examines the core principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) within recovery-oriented mental health care, and explores key adaptations required for individuals across life stages. It will enhance the students’ knowledge and skills in the application of CBT and MI to enhance the care of a person presenting with mental distress.

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of individual psychotherapy focused interventions (CBT and Motivational Interviewing) in mental health across the lifespan.


Use advanced problem solving skills to apply collaborative, individual oriented therapy and be able to critically evaluate outcomes.


Demonstrate enhanced clinical judgement when applying individual psychotherapeutic interventions considering socio-economic, political, gender, spiritual and cultural contexts of practice in mental health.


Critically review, analyse and synthesise psychotherapy literature and research applied within a best practice recovery framework considering mental health models of care and policy and procedures.


Critically review mental health services and be able to support people in undertaking e-therapy.