This subject will emphasise therapeutic work on interpersonal dynamics. Students will focus on the dynamics of group development, the nature of the therapeutic group, and the ways in which group processes can be utilised as a therapeutic intervention for mental health nurses. In this subject there is a particular emphasis on skills acquisition and implementation in the nursing context will be examined. Students will be required to have access to a mental health clinical area to carry out therapeutic interventions from the standpoint of a mental health nurse.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Master of Nursing students. Available to Associate students. It requires special approval from either course coordinator, subject coordinator, or head of teaching school as appropriate.
* Theoretical framework of interpersonal dynamics framework (Maxwell). * History of therapeutic modes in mental health/psychiatric nursing and other disciplines. * Theories of institutionalisation. * Theories of group dynamics (Yalom). * Group therapy modalities: therapeutic community (eg. R.D. Laing and Associates); self help groups (eg. AA, Compassionate Friends, GROW). * Adjunctive groups (eg. reminiscence therapy, reality orientation, validation therapy). * Analytical groups (eg. for specially selected clients with insight, life review). * Music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, sociodrama and psychodrama. * Family therapy.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.