Taught course

Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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). Each applicant will be judged on an individual basis and lower degree classifications may be considered depending upon the applicant's personal circumstances.

IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0 for non native English speakers

An additional requirement for students of this programme is to have the opportunity to continue or begin relevant work alongside their studies, on a paid or voluntary basis.

Successful completion of one unit within this course requires a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure you are able to undertake a suitable placement component. The cost of the DBS check is included in your academic fees and further information about the DBS policy at MMU can be found here http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/dbs/dbs-policy/

Finally, 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. We value the perspective of first hand experiences of health services and strive for inclusivity at all levels.

Successful completion of one unit within this course requires a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure you are able to undertake a suitable placement component. The cost of the DBS check is included in your academic fees and further information about the DBS policy at MMU can be found here http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/dbs/dbs-policy/

Months of entry

September

Course content

Develop your clinical skills (including intervention design and evaluation) and knowledge of theories related to promoting psychological wellbeing. Evaluate therapeutic methods and 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.

Our teaching reflects the common competencies across The British Psychological Society (BPS) recognised practitioner roles.

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.

Fees and funding

Fee information for this programme can be found on our website: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/2017/14737/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

MSc Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice PgDip Psychological Therapies PgCert Skills in Psychological Therapies

Course contact details

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