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The advanced subject is aimed at any clinician working within the mental health field who wants to further develop practical skills and application in implementing Evidence Supported Structured Psychotherapies in a range of mental health settings and conditions. It comprises a range of learning activities. These include pre reading of prescribed texts and articles, on line discussions, case write ups, tutorials and skill development workshops.
The Advanced subject will focus on the development and application of specialised structured psychotherapy skills for specific Anxiety Disorders (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders and Personality Disorders.
Intended learning outcomes
To acquire advanced knowledge and skills required to apply the theory and practice of structured psychotherapy to the treatment of people with Mental Health Disorders. At the end of the subject participants will have developed advanced competencies in the practice of structured psychotherapies such as CBT in specialist clinical areas.
- Critically discuss the application of advanced training and skill development in structured psychotherapies for serious Mental Health Disorders
- Provide examples of case conceptualisations for individuals with phobic disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders and personality disorders
- Develop and demonstrate advanced competence in the use of behavioural and cognitive interventions
- Apply advanced skills to specific disorders (e.g. exposure and response prevention for OCD)
- Design a treatment plan specifically tailored to an individual’s needs and based on a comprehensive conceptualisation of the case
- Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse one’s skill development using reflective practice and an experimental approach
- Critically appraise the research evidence available for specific structured psychotherapies in the treatment of mental health disorders such as anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders and personality disorders
Last updated: 29 October 2019