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Field of Study

Psychotherapy

Master of Mental Health

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological techniques – such as talking through issues and modifying behaviours – to help treat disorders of the mind or personality, and improve a person’s mental health and wellbeing.

In this field of study, you'll receive advanced training in the use of psychotherapy techniques, with particular emphasis on psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour techniques. Courses focus on the application of specific psychotherapy techniques to particular populations, and on the treatment of specific forms of psychopathology.

Highlights

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Counsellor
  • Therapeutic counsellor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Mental health services manager
  • Mental health support worker
  • Community mental health practitioner
  • Mental health clinician
  • Independent mental health advocate
  • Psychosocial community support worker
  • Patient assessor
From Peru to UQ: Victor's journey to the Master of Public Health
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From Peru to UQ: Victor's journey to the Master of Public Health

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Meet Georgina from the UK, studying Counselling in Australia
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Meet Georgina from the UK, studying Counselling in Australia

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Meet Rebecca from Canada, studying Occupational Therapy in Australia
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Meet Rebecca from Canada, studying Occupational Therapy in Australia

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What you'll study