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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate Course: Psychological Intervention and Structured Treatment Approaches (CLPS11014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is focused on training students in promoting resilience and coping skills by using behavioural and cognitive approaches to promote mental health and well being as well as clinical intervention in a problem cycle. For example; self-control and coping strategies, problem solving approaches to stress and anxiety management, social skills development.

Individual interventions are based on individual case formulations. This may involve the utilisation of one or more models or approaches of psychotherapies and psychological therapies. This will involve agreed strategies of intervention in the delivery of circumscribed psychological care that is appropriately delivered by specialist accredited therapists and that can be described in procedure and protocol.
Students will acquire knowledge of available packages of care for groups and individuals (such as techniques developed for: self-esteem, anger management, social skills, etc) and methods to promote positive parenting. Packages of care consist of proven psychological therapies techniques and elements that can be applied on an individualised and formulation driven model of psychotherapy and clinical management. Following this course individuals will be able to demonstrate general knowledge of age appropriate interventions, such as individual therapy, behavioural and cognitive programmes, group therapy programmes, parent and family support.

Students will further be taught in the theoretical basis for the formation and continuation of clinical groups, and the knowledge of group dynamics and the management of groups.

Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 91, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 105 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written case study (3,500 words).
Feedback Formative feedback will be given on case study presentations within teaching sessions and written reflections on three clinical sessions.

Summative feedback will be given on the case study via Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based psychological interventions for children and young people presenting with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  2. Demonstrate critical engagement with the underpinning theory and the evidence base for these psychological interventions.
  3. Demonstrate an appropriate therapeutic relationship with clients, families and systems and capacity to reflect on this.
  4. Demonstrate capacity to consider appropriate developmental and systemic considerations which would apply to a child and adolescent population.
  5. Competently deliver evidence based psychological interventions for mild to moderate mental health difficulties in children and young people including Cognitive and / or Behavioural Psychotherapy
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Taught within set blocks amounting to 10 days of teaching
with approximately 6.5 hours per day.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Fiona Duffy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3935
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3037
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