Clinical Psychology in Action (914C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will give students a broad overview of the role of clinical psycholpogy in working to help people suffering from psychological distress across the life span. Throughout the module, students will gain a detailed understanding on how clinical psychologists work with individuals at different life stages and with the types of psychological difficulties that emerge at each stage. You'll be invited to expolre the work of clinical psychologists in a wide range of contexts.

Each teaching session will provide students with an overview of the topic area which will then be grounded and cosolidated through case examples. Students will be encouraged to take part in practical and explorative exercises to reflect on their own psychological and lifespan development and to use this to help them to deepen their understanding of the psychological difficulties suffered by others. There will also be opportunities to conduct practical exercises which will help to illustrate and 'bring to life' the ways that clinical psychologists work in practice.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

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.