PYMTM3-Treatments and Models 3

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: 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:
Students must pass either PYMIN1 or PYMIN3 to be assessed on this module. Additionally it is also preferable for students to have passed PYMTM1 and PYMTM2 prior to this module.

Aims:

  • To enable students to advance further in the application of evidence-based psychological theory and practice by training in new therapies with a less established (but nevertheless still present) evidence base
  • To apply the evidence-based principles to areas of psychological therapy in which there is currently no evidence-base (e.g., patients with obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis)
  • To enable students to use advanced evidence-based psychological treatments for cases with multiple psychological disorders
  • To train students in the use of advanced evidence-based psychological approaches that cut across specific diagnoses (i.e., 'transdiagnostic' disorders)
  • To constructively discuss and critically appraise the clinical work of themselves and others presented in small discussion groups and/or role-plays.

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Understand advanced evidence-based psychological theories for multiple, co-occurring psychological disorders. This will be assessed via the Knowledge Assessment.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Workshops equating to four full days on evidence-based psychological theory and treatments delivered by recognised national and international experts in the field. These workshops will include topics that cut across specific diagnoses, such as: CBT for perfectionism.



 2. Discussion groups and/or role-plays within the workshops to discuss the psychological theory and treatment with the opportunity to present their own case material.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Workshops/small group work; audio and video-tape; role-play exercises and discussion; 'homework'; case material preparation and presentation. All teaching will be in a group setting. 



Contact hours: (Each day is 5.75 hours)




  • 4 teaching days in total = 23 hours


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 23
Guided independent study: 177
       
Total hours by term 200
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Knowledge Assessment

There will be one 2500 word essay with the content relating to the workshops associated with this module. Students are expected to be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of advanced evidence-based psychological theories


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%. A minimum of 80% attendance is required.

Reassessment arrangements:

 Students who do not obtain the required pass mark in the assessed work will be given the opportunity to re-sit, on one occasion. 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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