University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Psychologically Minded Environments in Intellectual Disability

This course aims to recruit health and social care professionals working in services for people with intellectual disabilities; it equips students with the knowledge and skills required to create a psychologically-minded environment including ways to attune interaction to each individual and recognition of, and therapeutic responses to, anxious and avoidant attachment relationships and other sources of emotional countertransference; students learn effective practice in psychological mindedness based on an understanding of its influences and characteristics, reflect on their own practice to create responsive and accepting relationships with people who have intellectual disabilities, and acquire strategies for generating and sustaining therapeutic environments for people who have intellectual disabilities; the development of analytical and critical thinking is fostered through a student-centred and facilitative approach to teaching and learning, valuing and respecting the student�s existing professional knowledge and experience.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally are expected to possess a 1st degree, usually 2.2 or above, or other relevant qualifications or experience deemed equivalent; IELTS:6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); TOEFL IBT:87 (no less than 21 in listening and writing, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,005 per Academic year (home fees) 21 months
PgCert Part-time £ 4,580 per Academic year (overseas fees) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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