HHS503 Adolescent Mental Health (8)

This subject examines the context of the adolescent as an individual and as a person interacting with others in various sub-systems, such as the family, peer group and school, the community and society. Also focuses upon the internal and external world of the adolescent and the relationship between the two. The content of the
course has been structured to reflect the inter-relationships between the individual adolescent and the various sub-systems, including assessment and intervention plans for adolescent problems.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Master of Mental Health students only

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to distinguish between (culturally) normal and abnormal aspects of mental health of adolescents;
  • be able to use strategies and programs to promote adolescent mental health;
  • be able to adequately assess and define appropriate intervention programs for selected mental health problems of adolescents;
  • be able to intervene at early stages of psychological stress and psychiatric illness in adolescents;
  • be able to manage a range of adolescent mental health problems, including crisis and chronic psychiatric illness presentations on an outpatient basis;
  • be aware of the range of treatment facilities and programs available for adolescents presenting with mental health problems.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:

Issues and behaviours related to normal and abnormal adolescence. Interventions relevant to working with the individual adolescent Issues and behaviours related to normal and abnormal families with adolescents Interventions relevant to working with adolescents and their families. Issues and behaviours related to normal and abnormal peer group relationships and school. Interventions relevant to working with adolescents and their peers. Issues and behaviours related to normal and abnormal adolescents within a community context. Interventions relevant to working with adolescents within a community context. Universal issues and behaviours related to normal and abnormal adolescents.

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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