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Field of Study

Psychotherapy

Master of Mental Health

Modern psychotherapy started in the Western world with the ‘talking cure’ more than a century ago.

Through its history, psychotherapy has grown to be a diverse field of practice. Scientific evidence shows its effectiveness in treating people affected by different types of mental health disorders and helping people improve their wellbeing.

In this field of study, you'll receive advanced training in the use of psychotherapy techniques, with particular emphasis on psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural traditions. Courses also focus on the application of specific psychotherapy techniques to particular populations and on the treatment of specific forms of psychopathology.

Courses include attending weekly online tutorials and in-person attendance at workshops held at the beginning of each semester.

Highlights

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Counsellor
  • Therapeutic counsellor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Mental health services manager
  • Mental health support worker
  • Community mental health practitioner
  • Mental health clinician
  • Independent mental health advocate
  • Psychosocial community support worker
  • Patient assessor

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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