|Duration||2 years part time|
|Entry year||2020 (September start)|
- Extend your PGDip into an MSc by undertaking a piece of empirical research
- Follow your research interests in a topic related to clients with psychosis and bipolar disorder using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Supervision is provided by a clinical/psychological therapies researcher
- Consolidate your previous training as an effective and evidence-based practitioner applying CBT with clients with psychosis and bipolar disorder.
- Enjoy a high quality and stimulating learning experience in a supportive environment that is enriched by an internationally-recognised research environment, nationally-recognised innovative clinical teaching approaches and current clinical practice.
Competency-based training, delivered according to the latest evidence-informed clinical pedagogic approaches
Dedicated training facilities equipped with video and audio recording
A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development
Applicants must have completed a UK-based IAPT PG-Dip programme.
Prior to starting this programme, unless you can evidence completing a previous Masters-level research module, you will be required to complete the research module PYCM002 Methodological Approaches in Psychological Therapies Research (that will not be used in the calculation of your award).
The MSc will follow successful completion of the PGDip Psychological Therapies Practice (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder) programme available within Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR) or the previous PGDip Psychological Therapies Practice (CBT for Early Intervention in Psychosis), or an equivalent programme of study that includes specialist training in clinical psychology/mental health research methods and statistics.
This programme has been developed to enable you extend your PGDip into an MSc by undertaking a piece of empirical research. The research dissertation will allow you to follow your research interests in a topic related to clients with psychosis and bipolar disorder using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, or a project related to a service-based development need in this area.
Supervision is provided by a clinical/psychological therapies researcher. We are able to support project supervision over the telephone or through internet-based software applications to improve access to the programme.
The programme can be studied flexibly on a part-time basis, taking up to two years to complete, dependent upon your and/or your service's ability to commit to the programme.
The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.
How to apply
For more information on how to apply, please contact CEDARfirstname.lastname@example.org
PYCM002 (self-directed study)*: £500
PYCM002 (assessed): £1,000
*the self-directed study version of module PYCM002 (Methodological Approaches in Psychological Therapies Research) is suitable for students with significant previous clinical research experience. Please detail your experience (and resulting publications) in your application.
Teaching and research
Teaching will include research supervision, tutorials, seminars and discussion, which can be provided over the telephone or by internet based software applications. There will also be guided independent study and research work.
Assessments will include an 8000-word (with appendix of up to 2000 words) written dissertation.
A range of services is available to support your study within Psychology, including:
- Team development programme.
- Personal and professional development planning.
- Student handbooks and programme guides.
- A range of specialist advisors.
- Computing and Statistics Help Desk.
- Virtual Resource Room and other web-based learning materials.
- Clinically focused seminars: the ‘Think Tank’, provided by the Mood Disorders Centre.
This programme is training people already in a career within the NHS or an IAPT service. It will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to develop your competencies and knowledge associated with practice as a Practitioner.
A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development.
Advantages of the programme are that:
- You will study within a vibrant, stimulating and internationally-recognised research environment, where members of your teaching team have first-hand experience within the clinical setting.
- Your learning experience will be enriched by nationally-recognised, innovative, clinical teaching approaches, designed to develop you on your terms.
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