NURSING 7150 - Counselling and Comorbidity

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016

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The counselling part of the course focuses on the development of one's own therapeutic system. It is an integrative counselling approach and draws on models and theories from the humanistic, cognitive and behavioural therapies. We also examine the development of psychotherapy from Freud to Rogers to Perls and Frankl and the development of behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and the constructivist therapies of narrative and solution focussed therapy. The comorbidity part of the course introduces you to the body of knowledge that constitutes our understanding of the basis of addiction, mental health and related comorbidities. We examine the major theories underpinning our understanding of drug addiction and look at gambling addiction in this context. We also examine the nature of comorbidity and look at psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder in the context of alcohol and drug use. We will also examine the complex interaction between mental health, addiction and physical comorbidities. A strong theme throughout is the recovery approach and consumer involvement.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code NURSING 7150
    Course Counselling and Comorbidity
    Coordinating Unit School of Nursing
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact A two day workshop and online tutorials
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites NURSING 7104
    Restrictions Available to M.NursSc students only
    Course Description The counselling part of the course focuses on the development of one's own therapeutic system. It is an integrative counselling approach and draws on models and theories from the humanistic, cognitive and behavioural therapies. We also examine the development of psychotherapy from Freud to Rogers to Perls and Frankl and the development of behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and the constructivist therapies of narrative and solution focussed therapy.

    The comorbidity part of the course introduces you to the body of knowledge that constitutes our understanding of the basis of addiction, mental health and related comorbidities. We examine the major theories underpinning our understanding of drug addiction and look at gambling addiction in this context. We also examine the nature of comorbidity and look at psychosis, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder in the context of alcohol and drug use. We will also examine the complex interaction between mental health, addiction and physical comorbidities. A strong theme throughout is the recovery approach and consumer involvement.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Patricia Mead

    Course Coordinator: Pat Mead Phone: +61 8 8313 4877Email: patricia.maed@adelaide.edu.auLocation: Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, RAHSchool OfficePhone: +61 8 8313 3595Level 3, Eleanor Harrald Building, RAH
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Select appropriate communication skills to establish therapeutic relationships for clinical practice.
    2 Demonstrate an understanding of principles in professional relationships in mental health nursing practice
    3 Employ the principles of substance use assessment in the development of care plans
    4 Explain theories that explain the development of comorbid mental health and substance use disorders.
    5 Describe the range of theories and models available for psychotherapeutic intervention in care
    6 Locate, appraise and organise relevant literature to support psycho education as a strategy within mental health nursing practice.
    7 Demonstrate flexible approaches to respond to diversity across the life span or cultural backgrounds.
    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    This course will require the following texts and other resources:

    Geldard, D & Geldard, K 2012, Basic personal counselling. A training manual for counsellors, 7th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forrest, NSW.

    Corey, G 2013 Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 9th edn Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning.

    Allsop, S 2008, Drug use and mental health. Effective responses to co-occurring drug and mental health problems, IP Communications, Melbourne.

    Reader
    The readings for this course are available electronically via MyUni.
    Please note: it is your responsibility to organise printing should you prefer a hard copy of the reader.
    Recommended Resources
    Texts
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
    Butcher, JN, Mineka, S & Hooley, JM 2013, Abnormal psychology 15th Edition, Allyn and Baker.

    Meadows, G, Farhall, J, Fossey, E, Grigg, M, McDermott, F and Singh, B 2012, Mental health in Australia, collaborative community practice, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press

    Norman, I & Ryrie, I 2009, The art and science of mental health nursing. A textbook of principles and practice, 2nd ed Open University Press.

    Pharmacology
    Bullock, S, Galbraith, A & Manias, E 2007, Fundamentals of pharmacology, 5th edn, Pearson Prentice Hall.

    Lehne, R 2010, Pharmacology for nursing care, 7th edn, Saunders Elsevier.

    Usher, K, Foster, K & Bullock, S 2009, Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals, Mosby Elsevier.

    Drug and Alcohol Addiction
    Baker, A & Velleman, R 2007, Clinical handbook of co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems, Routledge, London and New York.

    Marsh, A, Dale, A and O’Toole, S 2013, Addiction Counselling – Content and Process, 2nd edn, IP Communications, Victoria, Australia.

    Note: You are not required to buy recommended texts. However, they provide valuable supplementary reading on various aspects of the material covered within this course and you are encouraged to have a look at them.
    Online Learning
    Virtual Classroom
    The virtual classroom (VC) technology will be used for lectures and tutorial discussions on a weekly basis. Information on the VC will be provided within the Study Guide, you need to familiarise yourself with this technology to become reasonably comfortable with using it prior to the start of the semester.

    MyUni
    All students enrolled in a postgraduate coursework nursing program have access to the School of Nursing – Postgraduate Coursework Student Centre on MyUni. If you would like the opportunity to network with other students, you can use the Communication features in the site. This site will also feature information about the latest news and events at the School of Nursing.

    Unified
    http://unified.adelaide.edu.au/
    UNIFIED is your one-stop shop for email, calendar, MyUni and Access Adelaide. It even allows you to search the Library.
    UNIFIED is available to all active students; with a single login you can access your student systems and personal information through a central website. Login with your Student ID ("a1234567") and Password.

    For more information, including easy to follow instructions visit https://unified.adelaide.edu.au/web/mycampus/home.

    Library Resources
    Help for Nursing Students
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    Remote student library service
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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