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PSME422 Addiction Treatment

A companion paper to PSME404 addressing the clinical process of treatment and management of people with addiction and co-existing disorders, following assessment.

PSME 422 is part of a postgraduate training programme offered by the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, Christchurch, intended for a broad range of health professionals and practitioners in allied sectors who wish to study at a higher academic level and develop advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the area of addiction and coexisting mental health problems.

Paper title Addiction Treatment
Paper code PSME422
Subject Psychological Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
PSMX 422
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
Notes
Students must have worked clinically for at least two years before commencing this paper, and at the time of study must be working clinically in a therapeutic setting.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for practitioners working in a range of settings with people who have coexisting addiction and mental health problems. Students will need to be competent in conducting and writing up a client comprehensive assessment and intervention plan and have an overview of diagnostic systems and models of addiction. As an entry requirement, they will, therefore, have normally completed PSME 401 or PSME 404 or equivalent study.
Contact
Judith Stone, judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Daryle Deering
Lecturer Māori: Andre McLachlan
Lecturer Pacific: Phil Siataga
Clinical tutor: Mary Allan
Consumer advisor: Martin Burke
Paper Structure
PSME 422 is offered nationally as a companion to PSME 404 Assessment of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders. It is a clinical skills-based paper incorporating self-directed learning principles and critical reflection on practice. A collaborative multi-systems approach to promote treatment integration is taken. Emphasis is placed on the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with clients with complex needs and their significant others, family and whānau. The interlinking themes of the paper are clinical case management and working therapeutically.
Teaching Arrangements
PSME 422 will run in the second semester as a combination of two compulsory 3-day Christchurch-based block courses, plus audioconference and online case-based discussion and course-work supervision focused on translation of enhanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to day-to-day practice.
Textbooks
Access to texts is provided in the paper.

Te Ariari o te Oranga: The Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems 2010, Fraser C. Todd, 2010.

Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Eds G. Hulse, J. White, G. Cape, 2002.

DSM 5 Interview Guide for Evaluating Psychiatric Disorders and the Mental Status Examination, M. Zimmerman, 2013.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of the paper is to enhance practice through developing advanced knowledge and therapeutic skills. On successful completion students will be able to
  • Conduct brief interventions
  • Coordinate clinical case management plans integrating psycho-social and bio-medical interventions for a range of clients (across the life span) and their significant others and whānau

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Assessment

Written case-based assignment 25%
Intervention assignment
- Brief intervention
- Video

15%
25%
Email and audio-conference case-related discussions 10%
Case-based oral assessment and report 25%

Further Information

Judith Stone
Departmental / Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

A companion paper to PSME404 addressing the clinical process of treatment and management of people with addiction and co-existing disorders, following assessment.

PSME 422 is part of a postgraduate training programme offered by the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, Christchurch, intended for a broad range of health professionals and practitioners in allied sectors who wish to study at a higher academic level and develop advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the area of addiction and coexisting mental health problems.

Paper title Addiction Treatment
Paper code PSME422
Subject Psychological Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Restriction
PSMX 422
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGCertPHC, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC
Notes
Students must have worked clinically for at least two years before commencing this paper, and at the time of study must be working clinically in a therapeutic setting.
Eligibility
This paper is designed for practitioners working in a range of settings with people who have coexisting addiction and mental health problems. Students will need to be competent in conducting and writing up a client comprehensive assessment and intervention plan and have an overview of diagnostic systems and models of addiction. As an entry requirement, they will, therefore, have normally completed PSME 401 or PSME 404 or equivalent study.
Contact
Judith Stone, judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Simon Adamson
Lecturer M?üori: Andre McLachlan
Lecturer Pacific: Phil Siataga
Clinical tutor: Mary Allan
Consumer advisor: Martin Burke
Paper Structure
PSME 422 is offered nationally as a companion to PSME 404 Assessment of Addiction and Coexisting Disorders. It is a clinical skills-based paper incorporating self-directed learning principles and critical reflection on practice. A collaborative multi-systems approach to promote treatment integration is taken. Emphasis is placed on the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with clients with complex needs and their significant others, family and whÄnau. The interlinking themes of the paper are clinical case management and working therapeutically.
Teaching Arrangements
PSME 422 will run in the second semester as a combination of two compulsory 3-day Christchurch-based block courses, plus audioconference and online case-based discussion and course-work supervision focused on translation of enhanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to day-to-day practice.
Textbooks
Access to texts is provided in the paper.

Te Ariari o te Oranga: The Assessment and Management of People with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems 2010, Fraser C. Todd, 2010.

Management of Alcohol and Drug Problems, Eds G. Hulse, J. White, G. Cape, 2002.

DSM 5 Interview Guide for Evaluating Psychiatric Disorders and the Mental Status Examination, M. Zimmerman, 2013.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The overall aim of the paper is to enhance practice through developing advanced knowledge and therapeutic skills. On successful completion students will be able to
  • Conduct brief interventions
  • Coordinate clinical case management plans integrating psycho-social and bio-medical interventions for a range of clients (across the life span) and their significant others and whÄnau

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Assessment

Written case-based assignment 25%
Intervention assignment
- Brief intervention
- Video

15%
25%
Email and audio-conference case-related discussions 10%
Case-based oral assessment and report 25%

Further Information

Judith Stone
Departmental / Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard