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Values, Diversity and Context

Module titleValues, Diversity and Context
Module codePYCM069
Academic year2020/1
Credits20
Module staff

Mrs Katie Lockwood ()

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

30

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

PWPs operate at all times from an inclusive values base which promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity. Diversity represents the range of cultural norms including personal, family, social and spiritual values held by the diverse communities served by the service within which the worker is operating. Workers must respect and value individual differences in age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture. You will learn to take into account any physical and sensory difficulties people may experience in accessing services and make provision in your work to ameliorate these. You must be able to respond to people’s needs sensitively with regard to all aspects of diversity. You will learn to demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities for all and encourage people’s active participation in every aspect of care and treatment. You will also demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the power issues in professional / patient relationships and take steps in your clinical practice to reduce any potential for negative impact this may have. This module will, therefore, expose you to the concept of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism and equip you with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and competencies to operate in an inclusive values driven service. You will also learn to manage caseloads, operate safely and to high standards and use supervision to aid your clinical decision-making. You will need to recognise the limitations to your competence and role and direct people to resources appropriate to their needs, including step-up to high-intensity therapy, when beyond your competence and role.

In addition, the module will give focus to social inclusion – including return to work and meaningful activity or other occupational activities – as well as clinical improvement. To do this you will accrue knowledge of a wide range of social and health resources available through statutory and community agencies. Through this you will gain a clear understanding of what constitutes the range of high-intensity psychological treatments which includes CBT and the other IAPT approved high-intensity therapies and how high-intensity treatments differ from low-intensity working. This module will, therefore, also equip you with an understanding of the complexity of people’s health, social and occupational needs and the services which can support people to recovery. It will develop your decision-making abilities and enable you to use supervision and to recognise when and where it is appropriate to seek further advice, a step up or a signposted service. 

Module aims - intentions of the module

The aim of this module is to provide you with a critical appreciation of the concept of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism, and to enable you to apply this knowledge to inform and adapt your clinical practice within a mental health setting. Furthermore, it will provide you with an appreciation of the range of social and occupational needs that patients with mental health problems present with and to support clinical management, liaison and decision-making in the delivery of support to patients, and to enhance the use of supervision.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

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

  • 1. Commit to a non-discriminatory, recovery-orientated values base to mental health care and to equal opportunities for all and encourage people’s active participation in every aspect of care and treatment
  • 2. Demonstrate respect for individual differences in age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture
  • 3. Demonstrate competency in responding sensitively to peoples’ needs with regard to all aspects of diversity, including working with older people, the use of interpretation services and taking into account any physical and sensory difficulties service users may experience in accessing services
  • 4. Apply a critical understanding of power issues in professional / service user relationships to inform your own practice
  • 5. Manage competently a caseload of people with common mental health problems efficiently and safely
  • 6. Use competently supervision to assist the worker’s delivery of low-intensity psychological and/or pharmacological treatment programmes for common mental health problems
  • 7. Gather competently patient-centred information on employment needs, wellbeing and social inclusion and liaise with and signpost to other agencies delivering employment, occupational and other advice and services
  • 8. Demonstrate knowledge and competency in working within your own level of competence and boundaries of competence and role, and work within a team and with other agencies with additional specific roles which cannot be fulfilled by you alone
  • 9. Critically evaluate what constitutes high-intensity psychological treatment and how this differs from low-intensity work

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

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

  • 10. Summarise basic and essential factual and conceptual knowledge of the subject, and demonstrate a critical understanding of this knowledge
  • 11. Address systematically complex problems which may be framed within unpredictable contexts, think critically, creatively, and independently, and fully appreciate the complexities of the issues

ILO: Personal and key skills

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

  • 12. Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, challenge received opinion and develop your own criteria and judgement, and to seek and make use of feedback
  • 13. Manage your own learning using the full range of resources of the clinical discipline and with minimum guidance

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

The module content, module-specific learning objectives, style of delivery and assessment for this module are as informed by the UCL (2015) revised curriculum for the training of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to support the delivery of low intensity CBT associated with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. Teaching content will include:

Adaptations to Support Working with Diversity

  • Non-discriminatory recovery-orientated values to mental health
  • Respecting individual differences related to age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture
  • Responding appropriately to people with diverse needs
  • Use of translation services
  • Understanding physical and sensory problems and access difficulties
  • Services for people with physical and sensory problems
  • Equal opportunities
  • Encouraging active participation in care and treatments
  • Power issues in treatment and therapy
  • Professional/patient relationships

Supervision

  • Caseload management
  • Case management supervision
  • Collaborative care

Professional Practice

  • Appreciating personal limitations
  • Stepped care and high intensity psychological therapy
  • Core competencies associated with the role of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Personal and professional development planning

Psychosocial Support for Recovery

  • Employment, occupational and well-being strategies
  • Gathering patient-centred information on employment needs, wellbeing and social inclusion
  • Signposting
  • Employment, occupational and other advice agencies
  • Community, statutory and voluntary sector

Learning and teaching

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
301700

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching12Practical classes – these will be used to develop and enhance clinical competencies through tutor supervised small group role-play
Scheduled Learning and Teaching5Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching7Seminars – these will be led by the tutor and engage students in discussion concerning relevant topics concerning diversity
Scheduled Learning and Teaching6Tutorials – these will take the form of small group supervision sessions led by the tutor focussed upon completion of the portfolio
Guided independent study80Reading and preparation for seminars
Guided independent study50Role play and self-reflection to enhance adaptations to practice
Guided independent study40Reading and preparation around adaptations to practice, and preparation for clinical planning scenario

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Review of application of knowledge for Case Management SupervisionIndividual exercise (up to 45 mins) and group feedback1-4, 6-13Oral
Review of reflective experience1 hour group session1-4, 6-8, 10-13Oral
Assessment of live patient recording35 minutes2, 3, 5-8Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
50050

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Clinical skills planning scenario presentation (a breach of patient confidentiality in this assignment will lead to a fail mark) (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)5015 minutes1-4, 6-13Written and oral
Reflective commentary (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)502000 words1-4, 6-8, 10-13Written and oral
Clinical practice portfolio – assessment of competency in clinical practice and is pass/fail only (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)01000 words1-9Written and oral

Re-assessment

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Clinical skills competency planning scenario presentationClinical skills competency planning scenario presentation1-4, 6-8, 10-13Four weeks from the date feedback was provided
Reflective commentaryReflective commentary1-4, 6-13Four weeks from the date feedback was provided
Clinical practice portfolioClinical practice portfolio1-9Four weeks from the date feedback was provided

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 within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

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. You may be permitted to transfer to the GradCert Psychological Therapies Practice (Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) providing you have passed all competency assessments, and passed all marked assessments with a mark of 40-49%, in all modules that comprise the programme. If your marks are less than 40% in any module 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

Core reading:

  • Beck, A. (2016). Transcultural Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression: A practical guide. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Bennett-Levy, J., Richards, D., Farrand, P. et al (2010). Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • O’Hagan, K. (2001). Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions. London: Jessica Kingsley.
  • Repper, J. and Perkins, R. (2003). Social Inclusion and Recovery. London: Bailliere Tindall.

Wider reading:

  • Beck, A.,  Naz, S., Brooks, M., & Jankowska, M., (2019). IAPT BAME Service User Positive Practice Guide, Retrieved from BABCP website: https://www.babcp.com/files/About/BAME/IAPT-BAME-PPG-2019.pdf
  • Bernal, G. and Domenech Rodriguez, M. (2015). Cultural Adaptations. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Cape, J., Hardy, R., Newman, R., and Pilling, S. (2015). PWP Continuing Professional Development and Post-Qualification Training. PWP Training Review. London: University College London.
  • Lester, H. and Glasby, J. (2006). Mental Health Policy and Practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Rogers, A. and Pilgrim, D. (2014). A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Rogers, A. and Pilgrim, D. (2003). Mental Health and Inequality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Thornicroft, G. (2006). Shunned: Discrimination Against People with Mental Illness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Key words search

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, IAPT, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, PWP, diversity, equal opportunities, recovery-orientated values, case management supervision, professional development, psychosocial, signposting, recovery

Credit value20
Module ECTS

10

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

PYCM067 Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems and PYCM068 Evidence-Based Low Intensity Treatment for Common Mental Health Problems

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

05/02/2018

Last revision date

09/10/2020