Adult Psychological Disorders (PSYC6051)
UNIT OF STUDY
This course is designed to introduce students to therapeutic work with common psychological problems of adulthood through a series of lectures and practical skills-based sessions. Micro-counselling and cognitive-behavioural interviewing skills are reviewed and practiced. Diagnostic assessment, mental status examination and cognitive behavioural case formulation are taught with a view to developing individual treatment plans. Skills training in cognitive behavioural strategies are combined with theoretical knowledge about different disorders to form strong theory-practice links. Emphasis is placed upon the learning of strong practical skills in the application of evidence-based therapies to the common psychological disorders encountered in adulthood, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders and eating disorders.
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15 four-hour lectures/practicals
Written examination; Clinical viva (100%)
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