With a focus on developing the research and practical skills clinical psychologists need to develop their practice. You will get hands-on experience in designing and testing your own experiments to explore a range of topics.
PSYC750 Personal and Professional Development
This module will enhance students¿ awareness of the transferable skills they possess, focus thinking about future employment, spur reflection on recent learning, and promote the effective use of feedback to enhance academic performance.
PSYC751 Asking Psychological Questions: Epistemology and Strategy for Formulating Psychological research
This module explores what it means to ask psychological questions, what good research questions look like, the philosophical foundations of scientific enquiry, and how good research questions shape how we produce new knowledge. Practical exercises guide students to identify, critique and refine their own research questions.
PSYC753 Data Fluency: Processing, Visualising and Analysing Data for Reproducible Research
Become fluent with numerical and textual data. Learn practical skills to summarise, visualise, and communicate insights from quantitative data; become familiar with software for working with large datasets; and best practices for reproducibility and transparency in psychological science.
PSYC755 Advanced Interpretative Methods
Advanced treatment of interpretative and discursive techniques in psychology, extending students¿ knowledge beyond basic thematic analyses and introducing interpretative phenomenological analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis.
PSYC774 Supporting Behaviour Change
What makes a psychologically based intervention effective? This module covers a range of contemporary interventions for clinical psychological and behavioural problems, focusing on a critical analysis of the psychological mechanisms underlying interventions and explores how laboratory research can be translated into new interventions.
PSYC783 Applied Clinical Research
Conducting research with service users in clinical settings poses a unique set of challenges. This module supports students to tackle a small-scale clinical research project and to analyse and report results.
PSYC791 Foundations of Clinical Psychology
This module provides foundational knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical psychology, and the social, cultural and legal context in which mental health professions operate.
PSYC792 Understanding Clinical Interventions: Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy
This module introduces students to fundamental principles and techniques of the cognitive behavioural approach, and contemporary developments which address individual psychological difficulties within a biopsychosocial framework. Students will be introduced to the importance of understanding individual difficulties within the systemic context of relationship dynamics, family, communities, and wider society, including the impact of social inequalities on mental health outcomes. Core clinical skills, are introduced, including listening, building a therapeutic alliance, communication, group-work, techniques for working with families, collaborative working, and monitoring change.
PSYC793 Core Competencies for Clinical Practice in Psychology
This module introduces students to core competencies in clinical practice. Practical and experiential learning help students develop these competencies, and reflective activities aid students in the process of taking control of their own professional development ¿ identifying strengths, weaknesses and formulating a plan for treatment.
PSYC794 Professional Psychological Practice
Professional development requires both practice and reflection: This module supports students in developing a portfolio of professional practice and experience, with the goal of demonstrating that they meet relevant standards for professional competencies and values.