Clinical Psychology in Practice

Module code: C8002
Level 6
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework, Computer based exam

This module will give you an insight into aetiology, assessment, treatment, and service provision in clinical psychology in the UK. Selected topics covering adult psychological disorders, child and adolescent problems, the neuropsychology of psychological disorders, and learning disabilities are presented mainly by practising clinical psychologists with expertise in these areas. At the end of the module you should be able to describe theories of the aetiology of a selected range of disorders, and compare treatment used across a range of disorders and client groups.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the process and function of formulation in clinical psychology
  • Systematically understand and evaluate theories of the aetiology of a selected range of psychological disorders
  • Systematically understand and compare treatments across a range of client groups
  • Extend and apply knowledge of key roles of a clinical psychologist in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders and in service provision in the UK