PSYC662-23W (C) Whole Year 2023

Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology II

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 27 August 2023


This course is a survey of advanced practices in clinical psychology which builds on previous courses in psychological intervention. The objectives of the course are to: - Increase specialist knowledge in advanced intervention methods. - Learn more about interventions for specific psychological problems - Integrate theory and intervention for specific psychological problems. By the end of the course, students will have more knowledge regarding specific psychological interventions, their theoretical foundations and techniques.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) PSYC651, PSYC653, PSYC654 (2) Entry is subject to approval of the Head of Department

Timetable Note

Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed timetable information.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Janet Carter


Sarah Christofferson , Martin Dorahy and Nadine Pow


Enrolled students are advised to consult the course outline on Learn | AKO for detailed assessment information.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Koerner, Kelly; Doing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: A practical guide ; Guilford Press, 2011.

Wells, Adrian; Metacognitive therapy for anxiety and depression ; Guilford Press, 2009.

Recommended Reading

Nichols, Michael P. , Davis, Sean D; The essentials of family therapy ; Seventh edition; Pearson Education, Inc., 2020.

Young, Jeffrey E., Klosko, Janet S., Weishaar., Marjorie E; Schema Therapy: A Practioners Guide ; Guilford Publications; New York, 2006.

These Textbooks are required, you need to have access to them, but you do not have to own them.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,159.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing .

All PSYC662 Occurrences

  • PSYC662-23W (C) Whole Year 2023