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.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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