Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low Intensity)

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Course overview
(Postgraduate Certificate) Postgraduate Certificate
Psychological Well-Being Practitioner (Low Intensity)
Current
University of Essex
University of Essex
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
CER B94009
24/07/2018

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) against the requirements for qualification as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. None

Admission criteria

Entry to the programme is through interview for a trainee PWP post in one of our local IAPT compliant partners. Roles are advertised via the NHS jobs website (hyperlink to: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/) or other local IAPT compliant provider organisations. Employment as a trainee PWP is a pre-requisite for applying for the programme.

A relevant first honours degree, or equivalent, eg professional experience and responsibility

English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 7.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.5 in each component.

Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications.

If you are an international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) code

IELTS 7.0 with a minimum component of 6.5

If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.

Course qualifiers

None

Rules of assessment

Rules of assessment are the rules, principles and frameworks which the University uses to calculate your course progression and final results.

Additional notes

None

External examiners

Ms Faye Small

Programme Lead and Lecturer

The University of Exeter

Miss Anna Pruszynska

Lecturer

University of Manchester

External Examiners provide an independent overview of our courses, offering their expertise and help towards our continual improvement of course content, teaching, learning, and assessment. External Examiners are normally academics from other higher education institutions, but may be from the industry, business or the profession as appropriate for the course. They comment on how well courses align with national standards, and on how well the teaching, learning and assessment methods allow students to develop and demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills needed to achieve their awards. External Examiners who are responsible for awards are key members of Boards of Examiners. These boards make decisions about student progression within their course and about whether students can receive their final award.

Key

Core You must take this module.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Core with Options You can choose which module to study.
You must pass this module. No failure can be permitted.
Compulsory You must take this module.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Compulsory with Options You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.
Optional You can choose which module to study.
There may be limited opportunities to continue on the course/be eligible for the degree if you fail.

Year 1 - 2019/20

Exit Award Status
Component Number Module Code Module Title Status Credits PG Diploma PG Certificate
01 HS932-7-AU Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems Core 20
02 HS933-7-AS Evidence-based low-intensity treatment for common mental health disorders Core 20
03 HS934-7-PS Values, Employment and Context Core 20

Exit awards

A module is given one of the following statuses: 'core' – meaning it must be taken and passed; 'compulsory' – meaning it must be taken; or 'optional' – meaning that students can choose the module from a designated list. The rules of assessment may allow for limited condonement of fails in 'compulsory' or 'optional' modules, but 'core' modules cannot be failed. The status of the module may be different in any exit awards which are available for the course. Exam Boards will consider students' eligibility for an exit award if they fail the main award or do not complete their studies.

Programme aims

TBC

Learning outcomes and learning, teaching and assessment methods

On successful completion of the programme a graduate should demonstrate knowledge and skills as follows:

A: Knowledge and understanding

A1 A1. The incidence, prevalence and presentation of common mental health problems, and of evidenced-based treatment choices
A2 A2:The contribution of research that informs Psychological Wellbeing interventions therapies within primary mental health care
A3 A3:The principles of , and the evidence base for, the application of Psychological Wellbeing therapies in a stepped care model
A4 A4: Psychological Wellbeing interventions for depression and anxiety disorders.
A5 A5:The diversity of low-intensity interventions and the ability of the worker to be responsive
A6 A6: Ethical issues with respect to regulating service user concordance with treatment within culturally diverse and changing communities
A7 A7:The complexity of peoples health, social and occupational needs
A8 A8: Collaboration with the client/service user in primary mental health
Learning Methods: A1-A8 are achieved through: Lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, which introduce material in a structured manner with the opportunity for discussion and interaction in both a face to face and e-learning context.

Clinical simulation in small groups.

Guided reading and independent study.

Workplace experience, including direct patient contact.
Assessment Methods: A1-A7 are assessed through reflective accounts, written examination and vivas (role play scenarios, clinical planning scenario), work place assessment.

A8 is assessed in the workplace via the clinical skills document

B: Intellectual and cognitive skills

B1 B1: Integrate research in terms of how such informs and advances Psychological Wellbeing interventions in diverse settings
B2 B2: To be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness and diversity of the range of evidence in order to practice Psychological Wellbeing interventions successfully
B3 B3: Build the capacity for critiquing and use of deductive reasoning to analyse issues pertaining to care provision and delivery within the mental health field
B4 Evaluate and critically engage in advanced reflection
B5 Evaluate the underpinning methodologies of Psychological Wellbeing Practice and propose, where appropriate, new hypotheses for practice
B6 Propose creative solutions to problems encountered in practice via the systematic use of propositional and non-propositional knowledge
Learning Methods: B1- B4 are achieved via: Lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, which introduce material in a structured manner with the opportunity for discussion and interaction in both a face to face and e-learning context.

Clinical simulation in small groups.

Guided reading and independent study.

Workplace experience, including direct patient contact.
Assessment Methods: B1-B4 are assessed through reflective accounts, written examination and vivas (role play scenarios, clinical planning scenario), work place assessment.

C: Practical skills

C1 C1: Assess and support people with common mental health problems in the self-management of their recovery.
C2 C2: Practise Psychological Wellbeing psychological therapies with depression and anxiety disorders systematically, creatively and with good clinical outcomes
C3 C3: Demonstrate enhanced ethical practice through a critical awareness of own values, beliefs and attitudes and their impact on Psychological Wellbeing treatments with clients/service users and those that support them within culturally diverse and changing communities
C4 C4: Demonstrate enhanced capability and competence in order to communicate and work effectively across inter-professional boundaries and with service users and those who support them
C5 C5: Actively utilise local, regional, national and international Psychological Wellbeing therapies related networks in order to develop practice
C6 Interpret and evaluate critically the impact and application of legislation and policy on Psychological Wellbeing therapies
C7 C7: Extend and/or develop a range of skills in Psychological Wellbeing therapies
Learning Methods: C1 to C7 are achieved via: Lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, which introduce material in a structured manner with the opportunity for discussion and interaction in both a face to face and e-learning context.

Clinical simulation in small groups.

Guided reading and independent study.

Workplace experience, including direct patient contact.
Assessment Methods: C1-C7 are assessed through reflective accounts, written examination and vivas (role play scenarios, clinical planning scenario), work place assessment.

D: Key skills

D1 Develop self direction in the clinical management, liaison and decision-making competencies in the delivery of support to patients
D2 D2: Expand competencies and capabilities in using information technology skills
D3 Manage caseloads in both straightforward and complex situations, operate safely and to high standards and use supervision to aid their clinical decision making
D4 D4: Critically evaluate how own and or others emotional responses/experiences contribute to enhancing practice
D5 D5: Operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity
D6 Sustain and build an independent commitment to lifelong learning through evaluating own academic and professional developmental needs in the current context of primary mental health practice.
Learning Methods: D1- D6 are achieved via: Lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, which introduce material in a structured manner with the opportunity for discussion and interaction in both a face to face and e-learning context.

Clinical simulation in small groups.

Guided reading and independent study.

Workplace experience, including direct patient contact
Assessment Methods: D1- D6 are assessed through reflective accounts, written examination and vivas -role play scenarios, clinical planning scenario, work place assessment


Note

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