Application for Accreditation Australian Psychology Accreditation Council Limited (apac)

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Intervention Strategies

Activities that promote, restore, sustain or enhance cognitive functioning and a sense of well being in individuals or groups of clients through preventive, developmental or remedial services and/or in the case of groups or organizations, restoring or enhancing group or organizational functioning.

Demonstrated capabilities: Strong skills and knowledge regarding intervention strategies, including:

  • superior interpersonal skills (including the ability to form a professional relationship including positive working alliances with clients and colleagues);

  • ability to skilfully negotiate a treatment or service contract;

  • ability to use a theoretical system that explains aetiology and remediation of psychological, social or organizational problems;

  • ability to investigate identified issues relevant to the delivery of the interventions (e.g., ethical dilemmas, stakeholders);

  • ability to identify the nature and documented efficacy of potential interventions;

interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes;
  • formulation of treatment plans, goals and strategies for intervention including the ability to justify the link between diagnosis formulation and intervention chosen;

  • researching the empirical literature to develop plans for interventions and drawing on published studies and theories/models relevant to the problem and intervention;

  • justifying the link between diagnosis/formulation and the intervention chosen;

  • implementing preventative, developmental or remedial programs and interventions;

  • familiarity with a range in intervention techniques and strategies as well as their theoretical and empirical bases, for both individuals and groups;

  • counselling skills;

  • highly skilled use of core behaviour change skills including counselling and cognitive behavioural approaches to helping as appropriate in group individual or organizational settings;

  • organisational interventions; career development (i.e., helping with career planning in private or organisational contexts);

  • ability to design and implement evaluations of the impact of the interventions (including the ability to employ appropriate research designs to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological interventions) including:

    • measuring attitude and behaviour change

    • evaluation of a client’s response to the initial intervention

    • revision of problem formulation and initial intervention if necessary

    • program evaluation

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