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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences : Psychology

Undergraduate Course: Psychological Therapies (PSYL10033)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryClinical Psychologists adhere to a Scientist-Practitioner model, using the empirical evidence base of outcome research in the application of treatments for people in distress. This option examines current practice in psychological therapies, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and ┐third wave┐ therapies
Course description Clinical Psychologists adhere to a Scientist-Practitioner model, using the empirical evidence base of outcome research in the application of treatments for people in distress. This option examines current practice in psychological therapies, including cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and ┐third wave┐ therapies.

The underpinnings of psychological therapies will be discussed, along with consideration of the role of Clinical Psychology in their development and the evidence-base that justifies their use. The importance of considering the context in which psychological therapies are delivered, will also be highlighted. This course will use lectures and self-directed learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Psychology Methodology 1 (PSYL10034) AND Psychology Methodology 2 (PSYL10035)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesDegree major in Psychology and passes in psychology courses at least to the equivalent of junior honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  175
Course Start Block 3 (Sem 2)
Course Start Date 16/01/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 86 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Exam
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain an understanding of the main types of psychotherapy models in use in the UK (Cognitive, Behavioural, Interpersonal and Psychodynamic).
  2. Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the efficacy of a range of psychological treatment models for emotional disorders.
  3. Students will be introduced to recent developments in psychotherapy (older adults, schizophrenia).
Reading List
Barlow, David H. (Editor). (2011). The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Additional/ Background Reading
A-Tjak, J. G. L., Davis, M. L., Morina, N., Powers, M. B., Smits, J. a J., & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2014). A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Clinically Relevant Mental and Physical Health Problems. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 84, 30┐36.
Allen, D. (2009). Positive behavioural support as a service system for people with challenging behaviour. Psychiatry, 8, 408 ┐ 412.
Campbell, M., Robertson, A. & Jahoda, A. (2014). Psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities: comments on a Matrix of evidence for interventions in challenging behaviour. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 58, 172┐188.
Hayes, S. C., Barnes-Holmes, D., & Wilson, K. G. (2012). Contextual Behavioral Science: Creating a science more adequate to the challenge of the human condition. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 1, 1┐16.
Kahl, K.G., Winter, L. & Schweiger, U. (2012). The third wave of cognitive behavioural therapies: what is new and what is effective? Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 25, 522 ┐ 528.
Khatri, N., Marziali, E., Tchernikov, I. & Shepherd, N. (2014). Comparing telehealth-based and clinic-based group cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with depression and anxiety: a pilot study. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 765 ┐ 770.
NHS Education Scotland. (2011). The Matrix: A guide to delivering evidence-based psychological therapies in Scotland. Edinburgh: NES. Retrieved from: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/425354/psychology_matrix_2011s.pdf
Shedler, J. (2010). The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 65, 98 ┐ 109.
Twohig, M. P. (2012). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19(4), 499┐507.
Vereenooghe, L. & Langdon, P.E. (2013). Psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 4085 ┐ 4102.
Wuthrich, V.M., Frei, J., Pachana, N.A. & Oude-Voshaar, R.C. (2015)
Barriers to treatment for older adults seeking psychological therapy. International Psychogeriatrics, 2015, 27, 1227-1236.
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Kenneth Macmahon
Tel: (0131 6)51 3960
Email: Ken.Macmahon@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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