The Graduate Certificate in Managing Early Psychosis is a part-time 12-month course, consisting of 4 x 12.5 point subjects.
The course is delivered online through the Centre of Youth Mental Health at The University of Melbourne.
It provides specialised knowledge for working with young people experiencing mental ill-health, focusing specifically on the assessment and management of early psychosis. It has been designed for health-care professionals working in a range of clinical contexts, and aims to equip students with the latest theory, research and evidence-based practice guidelines on early psychosis in young people.
Key topics include:
- The major theories of youth mental health, including the clinical staging and phases models of early psychosis
- Engagement and assessment strategies for working with young people experiencing mental ill-health
- Identifying and assessing the early signs of psychosis in young people
- Evidence-informed advances in the prevention and early intervention of early psychosis in young people
- Evidence-informed biological and psychosocial interventions that are applicable to the various stages of early psychosis and sensitive to the developmental tasks facing young people
- Designing treatment plans that are applicable to the early stages of psychosis
For more information and to apply visit The University of Melbourne.