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Practitioner Training - Placement 4

When you'll study it
Non-Standard
CATS points
40
ECTS points
20
Level
Level 8
Module lead
Tessa Maguire
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The module provides trainees with a range of experience representative of Clinical Psychology work with people who have a learning disability, their families, carers and others involved in service provision. Trainees will work across a range of settings and services as part of integrated learning disability teams. Trainees will gain experience of work with a range of presenting problems typical of the host service and informed by professional guidelines. They will develop skills in engaging with people with a learning disability including an awareness of adaptations of style and content which may be required and will take into account the impact of power difference on the lives and experience of service users. Trainees will gain experience of using a range of assessments appropriate to the client group. They will take into account systemic issues including gender, class and culture and the beliefs of clients. They will use their knowledge and skills in critical evaluation of evidence -based interventions from systemic, neuropsychological, behavioural and cognitive models to plan and implement interventions for a range of emotional, behavioural and coping difficulties and evaluate outcomes. They will evaluate outcomes and reflect on the effectiveness of their interventions within this context. The trainee is expected to attend the placement in person but also may be required to work in other placement settings or remotely.

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