Advanced Models of Therapy (PSYC6074)


This course is designed to provide students with advanced level training in psychotherapeutic approaches. For example, this course will deal with responses to complex human problems, including family problems and personality disorders, from a wider variety of clinical orientations. It focuses on a range of advanced models of therapy, including family therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, schema therapy and integrated approaches to psychotherapy, and will include from time to time, seminars by visiting clinical academics or practitioners with expertise in specific therapeutic approaches. Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Attachment based psychotherapy are optional: Students may attend all lectures but are only expected to attend two of three optional seminars AND complete the relevant assesment of your choice.

Further unit of study information


5- to 6-hour weekly seminars


Three assignments; Class participation (100%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.