Psychological Therapies

This module aims to introduce students to the main orientations of psychological therapy including psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioural and cognitive therapies, and systemic therapies, amongst others. Theoretical underpinnings, specific therapeutic techniques, applications to particular psychiatric disorders or psychological problems, methods of evaluation, levels of empirical support, mechanisms of change, and ethical and professional issues will be covered. Seminars will include didactic teaching, class discussions, clinical case studies, selected articles, and where possible, video footage.

Modular Credits: 5
Workload: 0-3-0-0-9.5
Pre-requisite(s): Completed 80 MCs of which student must have passed PL1101E, PL2131, PL2132 and 4 out of the 5 core modules (PL3232 – PL3236), in which one must be PL3236, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or be on the Honours track.
Preclusion(s): Nil
Cross-listing(s): Nil
Workload Components: A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial/seminar hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc. per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week