University of Essex
Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low Intensity)
This course enables students to address common mental health problems (anxiety and depression) and the use of evidence-based practices for such issues. Students are provided with training aimed at the implementation of packages of cognitive-behaviour therapy (e.g. supported self-help) and an understanding of common pharmacological approaches to care. The primary aim of this role is to assist in clinical improvement and social inclusion such as people returning to work.
Applicants should have a relevant undergraduate degree, or equivalent, or relevant professional qualification (nursing, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy or counselling). Applicants must also have acceptance on an IAPT trainee position through your local primary care trust.
Core modules: Engagement and assessment of patients with common mental health problems; evidence-based low-intensity treatment for common mental health disorders; values, policy, culture and diversity; working within a social, work and healthcare context.
Assessment methods are varied, each module is assessed through an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), a reflection on practice OSCE and a written examination. In addition we work with your practice supervisor to ensure you receive adequate and effective support to allow you to develop the necessary skills in order to practise safely. Your employing supervisor will work with you to ensure you are meeting practice outcomes associated with the course and they will assess your progress on a regular basis helping you to develop a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio will be assessed as part of the course
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees)||9 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Health and Human Sciances