MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
Professional Doctorate Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych) options

Year 2, Component 05

HS775-8-FY and voluntary external accreditation module HS639
Integrating Systemic Therapy into Clinical Practice: An Intermediate Level Course

This new module builds upon the basic principles and skills of Systemic Therapy that trainees learn as a Foundation course ‘An Introduction to Systemic Ideas in Clinical Practice’ during their 2nd year of clinical training. This module will expand on themes addressed in the Foundation Systemic year and support trainees to make further links between these theoretical concepts and clinical practice. The teaching on this module will focus on integrating systemic ideas within clinical practice. This fits with the overall theme of our final year Clinical Psychology training that emphasises an integration of different therapeutic approaches both in theory and in practice. The module is built around a wide range of systemic approaches and other relational and contextual frameworks. There is a focus on evidence- based approaches and critical thinking about research methodology. This includes evaluation of service provision and ways of eliciting feedback from clients in assessing progress towards agreed goals. These activities are also present in the structure and process of the course. Teaching methods reflect systemic theory and philosophy as well as the principles of adult learning.

Clinical Interventions and Skills 2

This module provides you with the clinical skills required for your second-year placement, working within services for children and adolescents (CAMHS) and people with intellectual disabilities. Additionally, this module includes teaching on the theory and practice of systemic therapy.

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