Psychology

Clinical Psychology and Mental Health

Module code: C8512
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay, Coursework

You will investigate the critical role that clinical psychology can play in promoting well-being and helping those who are experiencing mental health difficulties. An expert team of psychologists will help you to bridge theory, research, and practice, evaluating diverse psychological perspectives on areas of mental health difficulty, from anxiety and mood difficulties through to psychosis.

Drawing on contemporary approaches to mental health, you will learn how to integrate theories of causation and approaches to treatment/support, and use your knowledge of research to understand and apply the evidence base to support those experiencing mental health difficulties.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between theory and practice in clinical psychology
  • Critically evaluate evidence, extract and summarise relevant material from original texts, and integrate material from different sources
  • Demonstrate understanding of some of the major areas of mental health difficulties, theories of causation, and approaches to treatment/support
  • Demonstrate progression in writing tasks that involve different communication goals