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Counselling skills for mental health and wellbeing

Unit Code: PSY5014

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6

Description:

This unit will examine the range of psychological factors influencing people’s health behaviour, their susceptibility and reactions to illness states and responses to medical treatment. Health psychology encompasses the application of psychological theories to the study of the maintenance and promotion of health, the prevention of illness and the dysfunction and the rehabilitation of those already disabled.

This unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the effects of psychological variables on health and illness behaviour, the prevention of illness and adjustment to illness and dysfunction.