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Core clinical skills are fundamental to the application of clinical psychology. Through a series of workshops involving experiential group tasks, students are introduced to some key therapeutic skills including building and sustaining a therapeutic relationship, basic psychological assessment skills, developing formulation skills, some basic intervention techniques, the importance of self-care and using supervision effectively. These core skills will be explored from both the perspective of the therapist and the client (expert by experience). Regular psychologist-led reflection during and following the experiential group tasks will enable students to reflect on and further consolidate their learning. Regular self-practice of some therapeutic tasks and techniques, keeping a reflective journal and developing an example of a behavioural experiment intervention will allow students to develop their capacity for self-reflection and develop some core basic therapeutic skills.
Students will be required to provide feedback and commentary to their peers in a variety of ways and will receive feedback on their contributions to group tasks and activities.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The practice of Clinical Psychology involves the development of core clinical and therapeutic skills, such as building and sustaining a therapeutic relationship. Using a workshop format with experiential group exercises and a reflective journal, this course introduces students to some basic therapeutic skills and enables them to gain an insight into the therapeutic process from the perspective of the therapist and client (expert by experience).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Reflective Journal (75%); Behavioural experiment – written submission (25%).
Resit: Students will be able to resubmit failed elements of coursework. Existing pass marks will be carried forward.
Feedback on assessments will be provided according to University procedures. It is anticipated that this will be in the form of written feedback for the reflective journal and behavioural experiment task. Verbal feedback will be provided for the experiential group exercises.