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Always wanted to help make positive differences to people’s lives? Become an offender rehabilitation support worker and assist those with criminal records to turn their lives around and find new purposes in life.

This advanced certificate is designed by industry leaders to help develop your understanding of criminal psychology, how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention as well as helping clients with crime and behaviour issues. You will also gain valuable insights and knowledge in mental health issues and how they can affect a person’s behaviour.

Course Details

Study Duration:

This Offender Rehabilitation Support online course takes approximately 300 hours to complete, but you have full access for 12 months to suit your self-paced learning.

Study Method:

100% Online

Start Date:

Enrol whenever you see fit.

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Course fee: $3600 + GST
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Core Modules

1. Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy

  • Criteria for Determining Abnormality.
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
  • Childhood Disorders.
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Conduct Disorder.
  • Mental Retardation.
  • Asperger’s Disorder.
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder.
  • Normal Functioning.
  • Depression in Childhood.
  • Anxiety Disorders.
  • Types of Therapy: Adlerian, Behaviour, Existential, Gestalt, Person Centered Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Rational Emotive, Reality Therapy, Transactional.

2. Substance-Related Disorders

  • Scope and Nature of Substance Abuse.
  • Reasons for Using Drugs.
  • Substance Dependence.
  • Intoxication and Withdrawal.
  • Alcohol Dependence and DT’s.
  • Substance Dependence.
  • Substance Abuse.
  • Drug Misuse.
  • Classes of Drugs.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Cocaine.
  • Crack.
  • Opium and Heroin.
  • LSD.
  • Other Drugs, Steroids, Ritalin, Inhalants, etc.
  • Risks with Specific Drugs.
  • Older Adults Susceptible to Prescription Misuse.

3. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

  • Scope and Nature.
  • Psychosis.
  • Treating Psychosis.
  • Schizo-affective Disorders.
  • Delusional (Paranoid) Disorders.
  • Onset of Schizophrenia.
  • Symptoms of Schizophrenia
  • Treating Schizophrenia.
  • Schizophrenia and Violence.
  • Biology of Schizophrenia.
  • Antipsychotic Medications.
  • Psychosocial Treatments.
  • Role of the Patients Support System.

4. Mood Disorders

  • Depressive Disorders.
  • Determining Type of Depression.
  • Unipolar Disorders and Bipolar Disorders.
  • Risk Factors for Depression.
  • Men and Depression.
  • Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment.
  • Types of Treatment.

5. Anxiety Disorders

  • Scope and Nature.
  • Anxiety Symptoms.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorders.
  • Phobic Anxiety Disorders.
  • Panic Disorder.
  • Treatments – Intervention, Drugs, etc.
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

6. Somatoform, Factitious, and Dissociative Disorders

  • Somatisation Disorder.
  • Conversion Disorder.
  • Pain Disorder.
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
  • Factitious Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis.
  • Munchausen’s Syndrome.
  • Dissociative Disorders.
  • Psychogenic Amnesia.
  • Psychogenic Fugue.
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Depersonalisation Disorder.

7. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

  • Scope and Nature.
  • Hypoactive Sexual Disorder.
  • Sexual Aversion.
  • Female Sexual Arousal Disorder.
  • Male Erectile Disorder.
  • Female and Male Orgasmic Disorders.
  • Premature Ejaculation.
  • Dyspareunia
  • Vaginismus.
  • Secondary Sexual Dysfunction.
  • Paraphilia
  • Paedophilia.
  • Gender Identity Disorder (Transsexualism).

8. Impulse-Control Disorders, Adjustment Disorder

  • Symptoms of Adjustment Disorders.
  • Risk Factors for Adjustment Disorders.
  • Impulse Control Disorders.
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder.
  • Kleptomania.
  • Pyromania.
  • Pathological Gambling.
  • Trichotillomania.
  • Compulsive Skin Picking.

9. Personality Disorders

  • Scope and Nature of Personality Disorders.
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder.
  • Dependent Personality Disorder.
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder.
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder.
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder.
  • Borderline Personality Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment, Research, etc.

10. Introduction to Criminal Psychology

  • Definitions of Crime
  • Consensus View of what Crime is
  • Conflict View of Crime
  • Interactionist View of Crime
  • Scope of Criminal Psychology
  • What Criminal Psychologists do
  • Case Study
  • Profiling
  • Courts
  • Correctional System

11. Psychological approaches to understanding crime

  • Biological explanations of Crime
  • Phrenology
  • Eugenics
  • XYY Chromosome Model
  • Genetics
  • Twin Studies
  • Adoption Studies
  • Nature, Nurture
  • Environmental Explanations of Crime
  • Family Influence
  • Agency Explanations
  • Rational Choice Theory

12. Psychology and understanding serious crimes

  • Aggression
  • Types of Aggression
  • Terminology
  • Drive Theories
  • Freudian Theories
  • Social Learning Theories
  • Biological and Evolutionary Theories
  • Types of Aggression
  • Aggression an against Outsiders
  • Aggression in Species
  • Aggression in Humans
  • Environmental Influences on Human Aggression
  • Imitation or Modelling
  • Familiarity
  • Reinforcement
  • Aggression and Culture
  • Other Factors in Aggression: Alcohol, Pain, Frustration
  • Murder
  • Sexual Assault
  • Stalking
  • Pursuit Behaviour
  • False Stalking Syndrome

13. Mental disorder and crime 1 (Learning disabilities and crime)

  • Meaning of Learning Disabilities
  • IQ Testing
  • Crime and Intelligence
  • Modern Intelligence Testing
  • Learning Disabilities and Crime
  • Sex Offences and People with Learning Disabilities
  • Courts

14. Mental Disorder and Crime 2 (Psychopathy)

  • Scope and Nature of Psychopathology
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychopath
  • Heartlessness
  • Emotionless
  • How do People become Psychopaths?
  • Treatment

15. Gender and Crime

  • Scope and Nature of Gender and Crime studies
  • Rates of Crime
  • Murder and Violence
  • Prostitution
  • Case Study … Women Offenders
  • Victims
  • Murder
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse

16. Youth and Crime

  • Age of Criminal Responsibility
  • Risk Factors
  • Mental Health Risk
  • Conduct Disorders
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Cumulative Effect of Risk Factors
  • Prevalence and Offending
  • Case Studies
  • Young People as Victims
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