Psychosocial interventions


Psychosocial interventions

This module aims to develop mental healthcare practitioners with advanced knowledge, skills and competencies to work collaboratively and effectively with service users who have a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions. Students will develop psychosocial intervention skills to deliver effective and collaborative care to people with a severe mental illness (SMI) and complex needs.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically evaluate psychosocial models of mental illness.
  2. Critically appraise the evidence base and theoretical models underpinning psychosocial interventions for people with serious mental health problems and complex needs.
  3. Evaluate critically the therapeutic process of caring with people with a severe mental illness or complex needs who are reluctant to comply with medication.
  4. Evaluate critically self-management interventions for complex needs and people who hear voices.
  5. Demonstrate an effective collaborative approach with clients.
  6. Critically explore appropriate specialist models of supervision for psychosocial work.
  7. Critically discuss and reflect on their own practice.


Who is the module for?

Module code: HP6064Y

Number of credits and level of study: 30 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a postgraduate (level 7) award.

Assessment: Reflective essay and competency assessment document (CAD)

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 10 days

Module dates:*

  • 15, 22, 29 November, 6, 13 December 2017, 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 January 2018

* Dates may change

Fee: £1600

Module leader: Denise Bodley

Programme: This module is part of the Healthcare Practice DipHE/BSc(Hons)/GradCert


Contact the PPD Programme Office who will be happy to help you with any queries.