King's College London

Course Introduction

This course equips students with the skills to engage people with psychosis and their carers, to assess their subjective difficulties, and to deliver innovative brief structured psychological interventions. Workshops, role plays and case discussions will cover practical skills, and the theory informing practice. It 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.

Description

The 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.

Course purpose

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.

Programme accreditations

The programme will make a small contribution towards BABCP supervision/training requirements necessary for registration as an accredited CBT therapist, but considerable further training will be required for accreditation.

Career prospects

Further therapy skills training; delivery in the workplace.

Start Date:

Start dates in January, April and September. (attendance is one day only at the IoPPN; can be delivered off campus if travel is paid and numbers are sufficient)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £4,100 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £4,100 European Fees
1 year
Part Time
Graduate Certificate £9,560 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92