This unit will further develop student’s diagnostic, systematic case formulation and therapy skills for complex presentations. Advanced cognitive behavioural therapy and short-term psychodynamic therapy skills will be taught through lectures, case presentation and simulations. Complex presentations will include personality disorders and comorbid presentations. 

Students will be able to confidently diagnose, write a case formulation and conduct advanced therapy for complex presentations. Challenges associated with interventions such as conflict, trauma and termination of treatment will also be discussed. 

This unit includes 36 hours of combined theory, simulations and case study discussion.