University of Sunderland

University of Sunderland

Psychological Approaches for Complex Mental Health Issues

If you are already a qualified mental health professional this course will develop your clinical skills in evidence-based therapies, enabling you to undertake specialist roles such as clinical lead, manager and consultant. The course will integrate with, inform and enhance your day-to-day clinical practice with complex mental health issues.

Entry requirements

We require applicants to be qualified mental health practitioners working in a clinical role with people who have psychosis or complex mental health needs. This is essential in order to fulfil the practice-based elements of the course.

Course modules

Modules include: Year 1: Understanding psychosis and complex mental health issues; foundation course in integrated family therapy and systemic practice; CBT informed practice. Year 2 core: Disseminating practice through training and supervision. CBT route: CBT for anxiety and depression; advanced clinical practice. Family therapy route: Intermediate course in integrated family therapy and systemic practice; integrated family therapy and systemic practice: practice placement. Year 3: Applied research methods and management; masters project.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written course work, exams, audio recordings of clinical sessions and portfolios of evidence.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 300 per Credit module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sunderland SR1 3SD North East

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