Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

Master of Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Master of Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Compulsory units

Master of Medicine; Master of Science in Medicine and Master of Medicine (Advanced)
PSTY5206
Psychotherapy Research Methods
6    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.
P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PTSY5204 and PSTY5205
N NURS5101
Semester 1
PSTY5211
Critiquing Contemporary Practice A
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208
Semester 1
PSTY5212
Critiquing Contemporary Practice B
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208 and PSTY5211.
Semester 2
Graduate Diploma
PSTY5206
Psychotherapy Research Methods
6    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.
P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PTSY5204 and PSTY5205
N NURS5101
Semester 1

Stream Specific units

PSTY5201
Psychodynamic Principles and Frameworks
6    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.


A primary degree in the health sciences is required for entry into the Master's program of which PSTY 5201 is a Unit of Study. However, students may apply to do the Unit of Study while doing another degree ¿ in this case entry will be at the discretion of the Unit Coordinator.
Semester 1
PSTY5202
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy
6    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.


A primary degree in the health sciences; professional indemnity insurance
Semester 1
Semester 2
PSTY5203
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Practice A
3    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling
C PSTY5201


Special permission is required for students those wishing to do one short and one long case and not enrolled in the GradDip(Psychotherapy) or the MMed(Psychotherapy). Examples may include those seeking a unit of study to support a training case for FRANZCP Basic or Advanced Training. A primary degree in the health sciences and professional indemnity insurance is required for this unit.
Semester 1
PSTY5204
Practising Psychodynamic Psychotherapy B
3    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.
C PSTY5201 and PSTY5203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
PSTY5205
Growth, Trauma and Adaptation
6      Semester 2

General elective units of study

Master of Medicine; Master of Science in Medicine and Master of Medicine (Advanced)
PSTY5207
The Long Conversation 1A
3    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling
P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205
C PSTY5206
Semester 1
PSTY5208
The Long Conversation 1B
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207
Semester 2
PSTY5209
The Long Conversation 2A
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208
Semester 1
PSTY5210
The Long Conversation 2B
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208 and PSTY5209.
Semester 1
NURS5101
Interprofessional Open Dialogue
6    A Completion of a clinical undergraduate qualification if not a postgraduate student in Sydney Nursing School.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Graduate Diploma
PSTY5207
The Long Conversation 1A
3    A This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling
P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205
C PSTY5206
Semester 1
PSTY5208
The Long Conversation 1B
3    P PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207
Semester 2

Project units of study

Master of Medicine (Advanced)
MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
12   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
6   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
6   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2