Treatment Models and their Evaluation (913C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module will give you a broad overview of the types of psychological and psychosocial interventions employed by clinical psychologists in healthcare settings. Each teaching session will provide you with an overview of the intervention strategies employed when working with particular types of psychological difficulties.

The material will be grounded in real case examples. You will also be encouraged to take part in practical and reflective exercises to consolidate your learning and to gain a stronger sense of what it might be like to do this work in practice. The teaching sessions will focus on the types of psychological difficulties that are commonly faced in clinical practice.

Throughout the module, you will be encouraged to critically appraise the strengths and potential limitations of each treatment approach. Significant emphasis is placed on the role of psychological formulation in ensuring effective treatment of planning. You will 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 22 hours of contact time and about 128 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 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.