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Current issues in Clinical Psychology

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Emma Palmer-Cooper
Academic year

Module overview

The module will provide an introduction to adult psychopathology, to present the psychological and biological models that have been developed to explain a variety of psychological disorders, and to examine both the empirical foundation of these models and the treatments based upon them such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Each session will focus on a new disorder and will typically discuss: i) diagnosis and classification; ii) epidemiology; iii) theoretical approaches to understanding the aetiology and maintenance of the disorder(s) (with particular reference to psychological models); iv) empirical evaluations of basic processes proposed by theoretical models; and v) theory-driven treatments and their efficacy.

While the majority of the sessions will be given by the module convenor, there will be guest lectures from clinical psychologists working in the NHS, and experts on particular topics (e.g. anxiety).

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: PSYC1016