Psychopathology: Theory and Practice II

A Certificate or Diploma in Psychopathology: Theory and Practice

Full day seminars over 12 weekends from
Saturday 11 September 2021 – Sunday 10 July 2022

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Delivered via live webinars online (with the option to come to our London premises when COVID-19 health restrictions permit)

This course can be taken at a certificate (90 units) or diploma level (120 units)

A one-year diploma programme that is designed to provide mental health practitioners with a deepened understanding of the clinical manifestations of certain psychopathologies. The course will examine specific forms of mental distress including psychosis, depression, self-harm, personality disorder. It will also pay particular attention to the psychosocial context of psychological suffering and its treatment, including inequalities informing mental health, attachment and trauma.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will take place on twelve Saturdays over one year, delivered online and, as soon as possible, in our London premises for those who prefer to study in a group.

The course comprises theory, discussion on application of concepts and therapeutic approaches, small and large group discussion and live supervision sessions.

  • At Certificate level: attending all the skills-based training seminars and following a home study programme of videos (90 units).
  • At Diploma level: attending all the skills-based training seminars and following a home study programme of videos and submission of a 5000-word dissertation (120 units)

Award

Certificate in Contemporary Psychopathology Studies

TOTAL UNITS 90

12 Study days (60 units)
Home-study videos and MCQ’s (20 units)
Multiple choice questionnaire to assess learning (10 units)
Participants will demonstrate their learning by undertaking a test at the end of the course.


Diploma in Contemporary Psychopathology Studies

TOTAL UNITS 120

12 Study days (60 units)
Home-study videos and MCQ’s (20 units)
Online tutorials (10 units)
Participants will enhance their learning by participating in 3 X 2hr online tutorial groups, sharing their plans and research as they prepare to write dissertations. They will also attend a two-hour one-to-one tutorial to structure their own dissertation.

Dissertation (30 units)
Submission of 5000-word dissertation to comprise two case studies with reflections on the learning process. This is to demonstrate knowledge of psychopathology and how it can be integrated into therapeutic practice (to be submitted no later than six months after the end of the course).