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PS5521: CORE CLINICAL SKILLS - PRACTITIONER AND LIVED EXPRIENCE PERSPECTIVES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 07 Jul 2017 13:49


Course Overview

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.  

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ceri Trevethan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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).

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Science In Foundations Of Clinical Psychology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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.   

Formative Assessment

Experiential Exercises

Feedback

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.

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