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Psychosocial Interventions (Recovery) - Single module

Level 6 (20 credits) and Level 7 (30 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Start Date(s): February


Part-time, one semester, intake February


Part-time - £840 for a 20 credit module, £1,296 for a 30 credit module

In Brief:

  • Enhance your knowledge, skills and interpersonal awareness in order to provide brief psychosocial interventions
  • Learn as part of a multidisciplinary learning environment
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

You can take this course as a single module for continuing professional development or as part of MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.

This module will explore:

  • Development of reflective diary and issues of appropriate supervision for case work
  • Definitions of serious and/or enduring mental health
  • Policy and guidelines (NICE, NMC) for working with people with a serious mental health problem
  • Concepts of stress vulnerability model, medication management, early interventions and care coordination
  • Application of standardised assessment tools and relation to individual casework
  • Assessment of personality disorder, prioritizing of needs
  • The therapeutic relationship: engagement, collaboration, negotiation, planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Self help materials

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

Entry Requirements

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Applicant profile

We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Pat Killeen for further information.

Fees and Funding


Fees 2019-20

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 for a 20 credit module, £1,296 for a 30 credit module

Fees 2018-19

Type of Study Fee
Part-time £840 for a 20 credit module, £1260 for a 30 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.


This module runs in February and combines lectures, activities that increase self monitoring and reflective thinking, the use of standardised assessment tools and psychometric measures, role play exercises, directed study materials, clinical supervision, tutorials and blended learning.


Reflective essay on the use of interventions and associated supervision: 4,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. On completion of this module you will be better equipped to provide brief psychosocial interventions to your practice.

Links with Industry

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector which in turn help you provide a better service.

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