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PS5544: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION (2020-2021)

Last modified: 14 Aug 2020 12:40


Course Overview

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the clinical work of applied psychologists within the NHS. The task of the applied psychologist is to use clinical skills and knowledge to understand client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour through the collaborative development of a psychological formulation. These lectures will discuss a series of formulations from specialist areas and psychological interventions.

Course Details

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

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS5044 Clinical Psychology in Action (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the clinical work of applied psychologists within the NHS. The task of the applied psychologist is to use clinical skills and knowledge to understand client’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour through the collaborative development of a psychological formulation. Formulations aim to explain the development and maintenance of an individual’s difficulties, integrating a wide range of interpersonal, biological, social and cultural factors, leading to a plan for intervention. Lecturers, who are all applied psychologists, will use case examples from their clinical practice to demonstrate the use of formulation in understanding clients difficulties and will then describe some of the interventions used to help alleviate psychological distress.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

30% discussion board

70% exam

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateLectures will cover all the core developmental areas from child, adolescents, adult and older adults as well as other areas of clinical practice including learning disabilities, health, forensic, eati
FactualUnderstandTo give a better understanding of the application of research and teaching in clinical settings.
ProceduralApplyTo link theory to practice (formulation based) through experiential learning highlighting professional practice, including regulation and ethics

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