Clinical Psychology in Action (914C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Students will gain an overview of the role of clinical psychology 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 explore 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 consolidated through case examples.

You'll be encouraged to take part in practical and explorative exercises to reflect on your own psychological and lifespan development and to use this to help deepen your 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%: Practical (Portfolio)

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.