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This subject provides a variety of learning experiences including lectures, large group discussions, clinical demonstrations, clinical case material, role-plays, and small workgroup experience. Emphasis is on shared experience and cooperative learning based around the students' shared expertise and the total resources available to the larger group. The focus is on development of knowledge and skills related to basic evidence-based behavioural and cognitive interventions. The component includes work in small groups of 4-5 people within which most of the practical work takes place. At the end of semester students will attend a full-day workshop aimed at providing them with further opportunities to practice the skills taught throughout the semester. In addition students undertake homework tasks which they report and discuss via the subject blogging tool. In addition, there are large class discussions and the opportunity to share information across workgroups.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should:
- Be familiar with and possess practical skills in the implementation of a number of basic evidence-based behavioural and cognitive therapeutic interventions, that will be applicable both individually and in groups;
- Be aware of the possible use of basic psychological intervention approaches with a variety of people across a range of problems, disorders and settings;
- Understand the historical, theoretical and empirical bases of and support for specific brief interventions;
- Be familiar with a range of resource material relevant to implementing basic interventions with clients/patients within a brief intervention framework; and
- Possess a basis for continued learning and skill acquisition in the development and delivery of brief interventions and more complex psychotheraputic interventions.
Improved problem identification and problem solving skills
Improved written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Improved information integration skills
Last updated: 2 December 2019