Clinical Psychology 2 - SP598

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Spring 6 15 (7.5) DR P Triantafyllopoulou checkmark-circle


Overview of clinical psychology, historical and current clinical and service issues. Social Inequalities, mental health and mental health services. Childhood autism and early intervention. Working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Behavioural interventions in learning disabilities. Issues in community care. Women and mental health. Advances in clinical behaviour analysis. Clinical psychology training


Contact hours

The module will be taught by lectures, seminars and private study.

Total Contact Hours: 22
Private Study Hours: 128


Psychology with Clinical Psychology,

Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology/Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a Placement Year

Available for Short-Term Credit students subject to school/convenor approval.

Method of assessment

Exam – 2 hours: 80%
Essay: 2,500: 20%

An alternative assessment may be provided for those short-term students who will no longer be registered when the examination takes place. This will take the form of an essay, and will be of 3,500 words in length and submitted at the same time as the other coursework essay.

Reassessment methods: Like-for-like.

Indicative reading

Reading list (Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually)

Hunsley, J. & Lee, C. M. (2014). Introduction to Clinical Psychology: An evidence-based approach (2nd Edition). Ontario: Wiley. ISBN: 9780470835807

O'Donohue, W. Fisher, J. E. Hayes, S. C. (Eds) (2008). Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice (2nd Edition). New Jersey: Wiley. ISBN: 0471236144.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

8.1 demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the range of areas in which a clinical psychologist might work.

8.2 demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the range of specialisms in which a clinical psychologist might work.

8.3 demonstrate an appreciation of the centrality of the service user to all work conducted by a clinical psychologist.

8.4 describe in a balanced and critical manner the issues raised in lectures, in outlining how theory and research can be used effectively in practice.

8.5 present material with evidence of the use of relevant literature to support arguments.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

9.1 draw on published research and theory to formulate an argument.

9.2 demonstrate an ability to understand, and communicate in writing, abstract concepts.

9.3 demonstrate an ability to use information technology (word processing, email, internet use)


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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