- focus on multidisciplinary working
- innovative approach using psychological and social models of serious mental health problems
- psychological and social interventions
- focus on the development of clinical skills
- involvement of carers or families.
This undergraduate pathway enables practitioners to either study for a full award or to take one or more modules on a freestanding basis.
It aims to equip mental health professionals with a clear range of knowledge values and skills, all of which have been clearly demonstrated to be effective in meeting the needs of people who experience serious mental health problems and their families or carers. It leads to a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care Practice (Psychosocial Interventions).
A Graduate Diploma option is available to those who already have a degree in another subject or discipline. You can also gain a Diploma in Health and Social Care Practice (Psychosocial Interventions), studying at Level 5, which requires that two other mandatory modules outside of the programme are taken.
We use extensive research to ensure the programme is solidly founded in evidence-based practice. It aims to enable you to critically appraise recent clinical research and policy guidelines relating to the treatment of people who experience serious mental health problems and is wholly in line with the national modernisation agenda. You will be expected to adapt and modify this research for application to your own clinical area.
This pathway is open to those who work with people who experience serious mental health problems and who can provide evidence of ability to study at Level 5 or Level 6.
Structure and content
You will complete five modules for the BSc (Hons) and Graduate Diploma:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis: Introduction and Application
- Working in Partnership with People who Experience Psychosis
- Psychological Interventions for working with People who experience Psychosis
- Family Intervention Work (Psychosocial Interventions)
The first four modules must be completed for the Diploma (Level 5) plus two mandatory modules outside the programme.
You will need to identify six people who experience serious mental health problems: four individual people and two further people who have a family or network of contacts. Clinical interventions with these people will be assessed at key stages during the course by reviewing audio-tape recordings of clinical sessions.
In addition you will need to attend weekly clinical supervision sessions as part of the course programme, in order to develop clinical practice.