PYMCT2-Focused Clinical Training And Supervision: Complex Problems And Dissemination

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites: A pre-requirement for studying these modules is to have passed PYMIN1 or PYMIN3 in either the current qualification programme, or in previous qualifications gained with CWI
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Katherine Simons

Email: katherine.simons@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

• To continue to train clinicians to implement evidence-based psychological treatment to an extremely high standard with increasingly complex cases • To identify the complicating factors that are preventing treatment progress using formal review methods • To train clinicians in the effective dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments


Aims:
•To continue to train clinicians to implement evidence-based psychological treatment to an extremely high standard with increasingly complex cases
•To identify the complicating factors that are preventing treatment progress using formal review methods
•To train clinicians in the effective dissemination of evidence-based psychological treatments

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability:
•To understand evidence-based psychological theory and treatment in sufficient depth that it can be applied to complex patients with multiple co-occurring problems. This will be assessed via the case reports.
•To implement a protocol-driven evidence-based psychological treatment under constraints (e.g., reduced number of sessions.) This will be assessed via the Cognitive Therapy Scale Revised (CTS-R).
•To critically evaluate their own use of evidence-based psychological theories and treatment. This will be assessed via the case reports.
•To constructively discuss and appraise the clinical work of themselves and others presented in small discussion groups. This will be assessed via the Cognitive Therapy Scale Revised (CTS-R).
•To disseminate evidence-based psychological treatment effectively by conducting a relevant assessed presentation within a group setting.

Additional outcomes:
• Students will obtain supervision.
• A training log specifying the length of study, number of taught hours and a record of the lecturers, tutors or mentors participating in a therapist’s training must be kept by the student.

Outline content:
• Clinical teaching/supervision will be given on patients seen on the placement by an expert in delivering that specific evidence-based psychological intervention.
• Clinical placement comprising a minimum of 3 patients
• Discussion and peer supervision groups throughout.
• Peer Supervision of other student’s caseload
• Dissemination skills through a presentation.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Direct discussion of theoretical material relevant to patients within supervision context; clinical placements; ‘homework’ to plan intervention for next therapy session, seminars. Details of supervised clinical practice and case mix will be recorded in a training log. There will be face-to-face contact hours of teaching in the form of a clinical skills class given in a group setting. Students will receive clinical supervision in pairs or groups. In addition, students will conduct a minimum of five therapy sessions with each of the three patients required for this module. 



Contact hours:




  • Approximately 20 hours of taught clinical skills and 20 hours of supervision

  • Total contact hours for this module will be a minimum of 200, to include lectures and work-based learning, supervision, guided independent study.





 


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 7 13
Project Supervision 7 13
Guided independent study: 80 80
       
Total hours by term 94 106
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 33.4
Oral assessment and presentation 33.3
Practical skills assessment 33.3

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Clinical Recording –  33.4



Extended Case Report – 25% 33.3



Presentation –25% 33.3



 1. A case presentation of one of the patients being treated (30 minutes in length). This patient must not be the same as that reported on in the extended case report in this module or one of those detailed within module PYMCT1.



 2. An extended case report of one of the patients being treated (5,000 words each). This patient must not be the same as that reported on in the case presentation in this module or one of those detailed within module PYMCT1.



 The presentation and case report will allow the assessment of the student's depth of understanding of the specific evidence-based psychological theory and treatment by assessing how well it has been applied to complex patients with multiple co-occurring problems. The case report will also allow for an assessment of the student's own critical evaluation of their use of evidence-based psychological theories and treatment for the disorders in which they are being trained.



 3. The extended case report above will be submitted with an audio/video recording of a clinical session from the relevant patient. This will be formally assessed via the Cognitive Therapy Scale - Revised (CTS-R) which is the standard instrument in the field. The CTS-R will be modified depending on the evidence-based psychological treatment being used and the disorder for which it is being used (e.g., for bulimia nervosa, implementation of key specific components of the protocol would be rated). The progress of all patients will be assessed by giving symptom measures throughout treatment.


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Assessment requirements for a pass:
•50% average with no individual assignment achieving less than 50%
•to have conducted therapy sessions with a minimum of three patients for at least five sessions each (total 15 sessions)
•a minimum of 80% attendance

Reassessment arrangements:
Students who do not obtain the required pass mark in the assessed work will be given the opportunity to resubmit, on one further occasion, any individual assessment that has been failed. The re-sit grade cannot exceed 50%.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 19 August 2019

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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