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C84PRS Professional Skills
(Last Updated:15 August 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 40

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Doctorate students on DClinPsy There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module introduces students to the theoretical foundations and key skills that will be needed for their first clinical placement. There is a particular emphasis on establishing understanding of, and competences in, assessing and formulating clinical casework from a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) perspective and introducing students to alternative Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) models.

Relationship to External Bodies Approved by HCPC. Accredited by BPS.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Lectures, student led and tutor led seminars, skills workshops, role-plays, reflective practice groups, clinical presentations, peer supervision, group and individual tutorials, personal study and group learning. Please see DClinPsy online learning systems at Lincoln (and Nottingham) for the full module timetable.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Practical 100 Problem-based learning exercise - Formal presentation. NB All components must be passed to pass the module. 

Dr T Schroder

Education Aims:  The aim of the module is to teach students the basic skills in assessment and formulation that they will need for their first clinical placement. It includes an introduction to CBT and other theoretical models necessary to formulate the basis for a clinical intervention. There is an emphasis on the key skills of assessment in clinical psychology that are common across a range of client groups and referral problems. The core intervention skills in clinical psychology that are common across a range of client groups and referral problems are also considered. This module is embedded in the context of the core philosophy of the profession of Clinical Psychology in the NHS and develops high standards of professional practice and reflective skills to prepare students for clinical placements.

Learning Outcomes:  

Offering School:  Medicine

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