PSYC6126 Working psychologically with people with serious mental ill-health
This module aims to develop your competence in working psychologically with people with serious mental ill-health (SMI).
Aims and Objectives
1. To develop a working knowledge of core and generic competencies for working with people with psychosis, bipolar and personality disorder (following Roth & Pilling, 2013; 2013) 2. To develop a working knowledge of key self-management skills and cross-diagnostic interventions (e.g. graduated exposure, behavioural activation, affect regulation, motivational interviewing)
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Be able to evaluate critically the empirical status of the research evidence for key self management skills and cross-diagnostic interventions with these client groups
- Be competent in the delivery of core and generic competencies for working with people with psychosis, bipolar and personality disorder
- Understand the role of key self-management skills and cross-diagnostic processes in the maintenance of wellbeing and be able to apply this knowledge in practice
The module will be comprised of the following components: • Core and generic competencies for working with people with psychosis, bipolar and personality disorder • Evidence for key self-management skills and cross-diagnostic interventions with these client groups • Role of key self-management skills and cross-diagnostic processes in the maintenance of wellbeing • Skills development in self-management skills and cross-diagnostic interventions
The module recognises the value of first person accounts and the principles of recovery in working with people with psychosis. As such the module includes input from service users to consider lived experiences of illness and recovery.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will comprise a number of different methods including lectures, seminars, experiential workshops, problem-based learning, directed reading, and independent study. Skills-based competencies will be taught through demonstrations, simulated role plays, small group work, and multi-media resources.
|Total study time||100|
Resources & Reading list
Barlow, D. H., Farchione, T. J., Fairholme, C. P., Ellard, K. K., Boisseau, C. L., Allen, L. B., & May, J. T. E. (2010). Unified protocol for transdiagnostic treatment of emotional disorders: Therapist Guide.
Rapp, C. & Goscha, R. (2006). The strengths model: Case management with people with psychiatric disabilities.
Whittington, R., Barr, W., Brown, A., Leitner, M., & Logan, C. (2007). Best practice in managing risk: principles and evidence for best practice in the assessment and management of risk to self and others in mental health services.
Bateman, A. & Krawitz, R. (2013). Borderline Personality Disorder: An evidence-based guide.
Bateman, A. & Fonagy, P (2009). RCT of outpatient mentalization-based treatment versus structured clinical management for borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry. ,1666 , pp. 1355-1364.
Henderson, C., Flood, C., Leese, M., Thornicroft, G., Sutherby, K., & Szmukler, G. (2004). Effect of joint crisis plans on use of compulsory treatment in psychiatry: Single blind randomised controlled trial. BMJ. ,329 , pp. 136-138.
Roth, A. & Pilling, S.. A competence framework for psychological interventions with people with personality disorder.
Boardman, J. & Roberts, G (2014). Risk, safety and recovery..
Turner, K., Nettgen, M., & Gillard, S.. Understanding personality disorder and recovery.
Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive Behavioural Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Westbrook, D., Kennerley, H., & Kirk, J. (2007). An introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Roth, A. & Pilling, S.. A competence framework for psychological interventions with people with psychosis and bipolar disorder.
Linehan, M. (1993). The skills training manual for treating Borderline Personality Disorder.
|Case Reports ( words)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal