Systemic Family Practice for Adolescent Self-harm/Depression

Module titleSystemic Family Practice for Adolescent Self-harm/Depression
Module codePYCM033
Academic year2019/0
Credits15
Module staff

Mr Mark Rivett (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

6

Number students taking module (anticipated)

12

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

Applying evidence-based psychological therapies to children, young people and their families requires fundamental academic knowledge and clinical skills together with a reflective approach to practice. This module delivers the Department of Health’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies national curriculum of specific knowledge and skills you will need in order to deliver effective Systemic Family Practice for adolescents with self-harm/depression and their families. You will explore how session-by-session measurement and routine outcome monitoring are fundamental components of effective practice.

Module aims - intentions of the module

In this module you will develop your knowledge, skills and competency in Systemic Family practice (SFP) for adolescents with self-harm/depression and their families. You will develop the knowledge and core competencies required to be an effective SFP practitioner, as determined by the relevant national curriculum for the CYP IAPT Programme (Specialist Systemic Module for Self-harm and Depression).

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Synthesise theory and practice in planning, delivering and reflecting on systemic family practice for children, young people and families, as determined by the Specialist Systemic Module for Adolescent Self-harm and Depression national curriculum
  • 2. Apply the specific core competencies in SFP for adolescents with self-harm/depression and their families
  • 3. Identify how you meet the relevant national specific competency standards in SFP for adolescents with self-harm/depression and their families
  • 4. Evaluate the use of routine outcome monitoring in SFP for adolescent self-harm/depression practice

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 5. Address systematically complex therapy practice problems that may be framed within unpredictable contexts, thinking critically, creatively, and independently
  • 6. Critique the wider ethical and professional issues encountered within psychological therapy practice

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Appraise your personal strengths and weaknesses in training and experience, and reflect upon the implications for your further training needs
  • 8. Function independently and reflectively as a learner and practitioner

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

This module is taught through six workshops plus supervision days in term three. Topics derived from the CYP-IAPT national curriculum Specialist Systemic Module for Self-harm and Depression will form the core content of the workshops. Teaching will combine didactic teaching, small group work, role play and observation of therapy. There will be an emphasis on relating learning to clinical practice.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
501000

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching25Lectures and workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching25Small group tutorials – these will be used to debate and reflect upon salient practice issues
Guided Independent Study50Reading and preparation for workshops and tutorials
Guided Independent Study25Independent role playing/practice with colleagues or personal reflection to develop practice skills
Guided Independent Study25Preparation of assignments

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Self-rating of systemic competencies for adolescents with conduct disorders20 minute supervision group discussion 2-3, 7-8Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
60040

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Case study C (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)605000 words1, 4-6, 8Written
Therapy practice competency tape C (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)40Therapy session1-3, 5-7Written
Practice portfolio including supervisor report – this is an assessment of competency and is pass/fail only (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)06000 wordsAllWritten

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Case study CCase study C1, 4-6, 8Four weeks after written feedback
Therapy practice competency tape CTherapy practice competency tape C1-3, 5-7 Eight weeks after written feedback
Practice portfolio including supervisor reportPractice portfolio including supervisor reportAll12 weeks after written submission

Re-assessment notes

Three assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake as specified above, except for the portfolio competency assessment where you will have the opportunity to retake within 12 weeks from the date that feedback was provided, subject to additional clinical supervision as necessary.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • NICE guidelines for childhood/adolescent depression
  • Tavistock Clinic Childhood Depression Manual
  • Diamond Manual for Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents
  • SHIFT (Self-harm Intervention Family Therapy) manual
  • Systemic Competencies Framework.

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

All resources will be made available on ELE. This includes additional material covered in the tutorials, the required readings, information about assessment and additional material (e.g., videos).

Module has an active ELE page

Indicative learning resources - Other resources

DVD/audio competency clips from IAPT and University of Exeter teaching team.

Key words search

Supervision, young people, children, improving access to psychological therapies, IAPT, systemic family practice, eating disorders, competency assessment

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM027 Core Skills for Working with Young People with Mental Health Problems and Their Families and PYCM032 Systemic Family Practice for Adolescent Conduct Disorders

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

12/11/2013

Last revision date

14/12/2016