Overview Develop your clinical skills (including assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation) and knowledge of theories related to promoting psychological wellbeing. Evaluate therapeutic methods and enhance your reflective practice. And, apply your clinical skills to a field-based dissertation related to best practice in mental health services. We’ve designed this course for practitioners working across mental health services, from nursing to social work. It focuses on person-centred care in mental health settings and shaping professional practice values. The course is designed to support the development of core clinical competencies, as outlined by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Through the core units, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of theoretical and practice frameworks in mental health settings, reflective practice and practitioner wellbeing. You’ll explore popular therapeutic approaches (including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing) and advanced clinical skills, such as assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation. You’ll apply these clinical skills to a field-based dissertation related to best practice in services. You might investigate a particular psychological intervention for clients or members of staff, conduct a service audit or evaluation project or produce an explorative project around how a psychological service caters for their clients. Features and benefits
- Expand your knowledge - You’ll develop your therapeutic and clinical skills, theoretical knowledge, applied research skills, and strategies to maintain your wellbeing as a practitioner.
- Research project - You’ll complete a service-based dissertation project, which contributes to the delivery of service you’d like to develop your career in.
- Outstanding facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIR imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and 6 psychology laboratories.
- Contemporary teaching - Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers and clinical, counselling and health psychologists.
- Research active department - Our department is home to the Stress, Health and Performance Research Group and our staff engage in a wide range of research areas, including health and psychological interventions, and neuropsychobiology.
- Learning structure - Our teaching on this course is usually structured to set days, which gives you the opportunity to work in practice alongside studying.
Assessments take multiple forms to offer students the best possible chance for success. Our assessments include critical essays, presentations, case reports, reflective accounts and two exams.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Psychological Society
A 2:1 or above in an honours degree course or overseas equivalent related to the allied health/social care professions (eg psychology, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, education). Applicants will be judged on an individual basis. An additional requirement for students of this programme is to have the opportunity to continue or begin relevant work alongside their studies. We will specifically look for applicants who can showcase their ability to develop skills in reflective and ethical practice. We can be particularly flexible around entry requirements for prospective students who have experienced psychological distress at a time when they were completing prior study, which may have influenced final grades. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course