Posted May 03, 2018 04:10:51 New South Sydney University has opened a counselling program, offering an option for people with autism and other disabilities who want to learn how to become therapists.
In its third year, the program, called Therapeutic Psychology in NSW, aims to offer courses on how to recognise, diagnose and treat a wide range of mental health issues.
Therapeutic psychology courses will be offered through the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the School’s School of Psychology is expected to host the first two courses.
The program is also recruiting from the local community.
“It’s a program that we think could be really important in helping people understand their own mental health,” Professor Matthew Tindall said.
Professor Tindill said the program will include a number of sessions and workshops, and will provide students with a platform to learn about mental health and the challenges they face.
“We hope that by having these resources in our classrooms, we will be able to address the barriers that people with mental health difficulties face and help them to overcome them,” he said.
“There’s a lot of stigma that people have to deal with and we hope that people will learn more about mental illness and how to manage it.”
The university is also offering support through a Mentoring and Support Services and a Mentor for Mentoring program.
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