Treatment Models and their Evaluation (913C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

In this module, you develop a broad overview of the types of psychological and psychosocial interventions employed by clinical psychologists in healthcare settings.

Each teaching session you attend provides an overview of the intervention strategies employed when working with particular types of psychological difficulties, and your studies in this module are grounded in real case examples.

You also take part in practical and reflective exercises as part of this module, to consolidate your learning and to gain a stronger sense of what it might be like to do this work in practice.

In your teaching sessions, you focus on the types of psychological difficulties that are commonly faced in clinical practice.

Throughout the module, you're encouraged to critically appraise the strengths and potential limitations of each treatment approach.

You pay particular attention to the role of psychological formulation in ensuring effective treatment of planning.

Plus, you also learn how clinical psychologists draw on their broad understanding of the academic discipline of psychology to develop new and creative intervention strategies.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Group submission (written))

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.