Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Griffith University. Its key focus is on evaluating different intervention strategies, and how appropriate they are in response to the complex needs of a patient. The social context of these interventions is taken into consideration, particularly with reference to the dissonance between community and high-security patients.

You will explore the essential nature of forensic mental health intervention and its key aims. Following this, you will examine specific strategies within the discipline such as pharmacology, as well as psychodynamic intervention strategies. Additionally, you will also consider what makes an effective practitioner and pathways for patients.

Ultimately, Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health provides you with a comprehensive overview of the different intervention strategies for dealing with offenders with mental health conditions. You will learn not only the specific details of interventions, but also which patients to apply them to, and in what context.

Eligibility

You must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health

You cannot complete this unit if you have studied it, or an academic equivalent before.

Areas of study

In this Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health unit the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to interventions in FMH
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Pathways of the client and assessment in FMH
  • The effective practitioner
  • CBT theory
  • CBT convenor demonstration and student review
  • Motivational interviewing theory
  • MI convenor demonstration and student review
  • Relapse prevention theory
  • RP convenor demonstration and student review
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy theory
  • DBT convenor demonstration and student review
  • Behavioural interventions in FMH

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Intervention is a highly complex and sensitive process, particularly for criminals or offenders with a background in mental health illness. If the wrong approach is taken, disaster can strike for the patient and those around them. Therefore, if you want a career as a forensic mental health practitioner, you need to be aware of the key intervention strategies and the relative effectiveness of these processes.

Moreover, from an employer’s perspective, completing a unit such as this proves that you not only possess the requisite theoretical understanding, but that you can also use your own initiative to decide what type of intervention is appropriate.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interventions and Recovery in Forensic Mental Health from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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