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Semester 1 - Online
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The Well-being in Practice subject will provide its students with integrated well-being and clinical practice related knowledge, understanding and associated experiential learning resources and activities. This will help students develop an integrated theoretical and practical understanding of well-being, well-being improving techniques, clinical practice, and their interrelationship. The subject will include content on the measurement and evaluation of well-being and well-being improvement in response to various interventions. There will be a practical and experiential component in which students are challenged to actively apply well-being techniques in their own lives as well as help other people, including clients, apply them in their lives. Students will use a range of well-being improving techniques and evaluate their efficacy. Students will therefore develop a theoretical, personal and clinical understanding of the effectiveness of well-being improving interventions including mindfulness and behaviour change.
Introductory clinical skills will be learned which have a broad range of valuable professional applications, embedded in a broad theoretical context which will allow deep learning including of how clinical psychology can enhance and protect well‐being, as well as optimally respond to a clinical lack of well‐being. The subject’s content will be a progression from students’ earlier clinical related content, and a preparation for their later clinical content.
The subject will be offered fully online and supported by weekly online content modules, and will introduce optimal online education features based on e‐workbooks and e‐journals. The e‐workbooks will guide students through online learning content including multi‐media materials, videos and e-learning activities. Students will be paired with other students in e‐tutorials to perform tasks designed to reinforce what they have learned in that week’s e‐workbook. The subject will also be supported by a suite of well‐being enhancing app‐based and other resources.
These resources will support clinical techniques which will be covered in the course and will include clinical mindfulness, clinical behaviour change and clinical resilience building.
Intended learning outcomes
- Well‐being, by assessing and evaluating well‐being theory and relating it to well‐being improving practice.
- Well‐being in clinical practice, by assessing and evaluating how well‐being relates to psychopathology.
- the link between mindfulness, behaviour change and resilience and well‐being.
- Mindfulness and clinical mindfulness techniques, and how these can be used to improve wellbeing.
- Behaviour change and clinical behaviour change techniques, and how these can be used to improve well‐being.
- Resilience and clinical resilience techniques, and how these can be used to improve well‐being.
- Apply research and analytical skills to investigate and evaluate new issues.
- Critically think about theoretical and methodological issues relating to psychological phenomena.
- Construct arguments, reason logically, and express oneself both verbally and in writing.
- Conduct discussion and debate on sensitive topics in a respectful manner.
Last updated: 31 January 2024