Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will obtain:

  1. an overview of the role of mental health and offending in the forensic mental health client population
  2. an understanding of the aims and utility of the key treatments in forensic mental health
  3. awareness of key issues in the delivery and use of these treatments with forensic mental health population
  4. skills in evaluating key strategies from the treatments presented during the Session
  5. increased ability to be self-reflective of practice in field of forensic mental health.
    • Introduction to Interventions & Recovery in FMH
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Client Pathways
    • The Effective Practitioner
    • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Relapse Prevention and Management
    • Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • GRF-NRS8926
  • GRF-CCJ741

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CCJ741.

Forensic mental health is an area of specialisation that involves the assessment and treatment of client's who are both mentally disordered and whose behaviour has led to or could possibly lead to offending. Forensic mental health as a field therefore represents the interface between community safety and client centred practice. The two key intervention targets in FMH are mental disorders and problem behaviours. This degree will address the first of these targets by providing students with knowledge of general mental health interventions and components of recovery/recovery processes. Students will also be provided with skills in the delivery of specific intervention strategies targeting the most common mental health presentations in FMH. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to practice the skill of treatment plan development and role play delivery of specific strategies.

  • Online Quiz (20%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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