1 x 2-day intensive workshop per semester
1 x 120-hour independent study per semester
1 x 20-minute on-line exercises per semester
2 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
1 Admission into MCBT-Master of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
1a Admission into GDPCBT-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
2 1 of MHSC8022, MHSC8033
3 Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
3a Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
3b Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
3c Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a) and 2) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c)))
Assumed knowledge
General knowledge of CBT principles as applied to low prevalence psychological disorders, recent clinical experience in a mental health or related setting.
Assignment(s); Test(s); Tutorial participation.
Topic description

Students will be introduced to and encouraged to think critically about the concept of resilience in young people. Core content will expose students to the major theories in the area of resilience, common psychological disorders in young people that impact levels of resilience, recent neurological evidence, and contemporary strength-based approaches to developing and sustaining resilience. All therapeutic evidence presented will fall under a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework with reference to emerging evidence-based trends nationally and internationally.

Educational aims

This topic aims to offer students a broad understanding of resilience in young people, and how/if resilience can be developed and sustained to prevent or lessen the impact of mental illness. The topic covers several areas including major theories in the area of resilience and strength-based models and approaches to developing resilience. This topic aims to further develop skills in research and critical thinking and uses emerging evidence and practice examples from different health promotion settings to facilitate this.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of health promotion in a young population
  2. Recognise the translation of theory into practice through a critical examination of emerging research in resilience
  3. Engage constructively with peers to devise and deliver an exemplar of an intervention to promote and sustain resilience in a young population
  4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of how a chosen strength-based approach to resilience can be operationalised

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

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Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.