Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice MSc

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

The course is designed to support the development of core clinical competencies, as outlined by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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.

MSc Award
September Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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.

Finally, we will specifically look for applicants who can showcase their ability to develop skills in reflective and ethical practice.

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