The aim of this subject is to extend students' knowledge and ability to provide effective nursing care for people with complex mental health issues across the life span. This subject will develop and extend students' skills of engagement with their clients utilising a therapeutic, strengths based, collaborative approach to client recovery. Specific therapeutic approaches to care will be the focus of this subject, allowing students to understand the theoretical underpinnings, required skills and clinical application for each intervention. The particular interventions addressed in the scope of this subject are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Mindfulness. The use of complementary and alternative therapies, including music, drama, art and aroma therapy will also be considered.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Master of Nursing (with specialisations)
Master of Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Knowledge and experience as a registered nurse.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.