The CBT Informed and Carer Supportive Practice in Psychosis programme is designed for frontline mental health professionals, but is also suitable for graduates without a mental health qualification who are interested in pursuing further work or study in the area.
The Internationally renowned centre for the development and evaluation of cognitive behavioural interventions for people with psychosis and their carers, offers unrivalled access to current innovations in practice and research.
Students can choose from a selection of interventions to suit their practice or preference.
The course highlights the most topical developments in the field.
The King's College London's course is designed to equip frontline mental health professionals with the skills to deliver brief structured interventions for people with psychosis and their carers. Other students usually have a background in psychology, neuroscience, pharamcology, psychiatry, nursing or related disciplines.
Each module is delivered over eight teaching days, with additional assessment sessions. Developing competent practice is emphasised: following workshop examples, role play with audio/video feedback will be used to develop skills. Students will be expected to practice techniques outside teaching hours. Students will have the opportunity to discuss their own cases, or case examples, to apply the work in practice.
An engagement module, which covers models of psychosis and of caregiving in psychosis, and ways of interacting with people with psychosis and their carers together, is compulsory. A selection of other interventions can then be chosen, each covered over a module.
The programme is designed to equip frontline mental health professionals with the skills to deliver brief structured interventions for people with psychosis and their carers.
An engagement module, which covers models of psychosis and of caregiving in psychosis, and ways of interacting with people with psychosis and their carers together, is compulsory. A selection of other interventions can then be chosen, each covered over a module. The programme is offered as a Certificate (two modules) or Diploma (four modules) with start dates in September and January each year.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Grad Cert 8 months; Grad Dip 16 months (attendance is one day only at the IoPPN; can be delivered off campus if travel is paid and numbers are sufficient).
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:
Graduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits
Graduate Certificate – modules totalling 60 credits
You are required to take:
In addition, you are required to take 30 credits if you are taking the Grad Cert and 90 credits if you are taking the Grad Dip, from a range of optional modules which may typically include:
Specific Interventions for Voices & Delusions
Working With Young People Who Have Psychosis or Unusual Experiences & Their Carers
Supervised Practice in CBT Informed & Carer Supportive Interventions in Psychosis
Optional modules may only run if a minimum number of students enrol onto them.
For more information, please check the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
All applicants need to demonstrate the ability to work effectively at graduate level and an interest in and enthusiasm for psychological approaches to working with people with psychosis and their carers.Application procedure
Applications which fulfil the entry requirements will be assessed on an individual basis by the programme leaders. Selected applicants will be invited for interview. Clinical candidates selected for interview may additionally be requested to participate in a short role-play with an actor playing the role of the client and a brief, written case formulation exercise.
Please detail your previous training in, and experience of working with people with psychosis and of providing therapy, both to people with psychosis and in other settings. This should include type of therapy (e.g. CBT or Supportive Counselling), approximate numbers of clients worked with and length of therapy.
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