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Core Skills for Working with Young People with Mental Health Problems and Their Families

Module titleCore Skills for Working with Young People with Mental Health Problems and Their Families
Module codePYCM027
Academic year2021/2
Credits60
Module staff

Dr Alex Boyd (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

10

5

5

Number students taking module (anticipated)

25

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 for Children and Young People Programme (CYP-IAPT) national curriculum of core knowledge and skills you will need in order to practice effectively as an evidence-based psychological therapist. You will explore how session-by-session measurement and routine outcome monitoring are fundamental components of effective practice. You will have the opportunity to reflect on the importance of user involvement in all aspects of CYP IAPT.

Module aims - intentions of the module

In this module you will develop your practice in evidence-based psychological therapies for children, young people and families. You will develop the knowledge and core competencies required to be an effective practitioner, as determined by the national curriculum for the CYP IAPT Programme.

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 evidence-based psychological therapies for children, young people and families
  • 2. Apply the generic core competencies in evidence-based psychological therapies for children, young people and families
  • 3. Identify how you meet the relevant national core competency standards in psychological therapies for children, young people and families
  • 4. Evaluate the use of routine outcome monitoring in therapy 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 weekly whole day workshops and half-day small group tutorials in terms one and two. Topics derived from Roth and Pilling (2005) will form the core content of the workshops: mental health services for young people and families, including assessment, outcome measurement, service user involvement, and evidence-based treatments; core competences for addressing mental health problems in young people and supporting parents; ethical issues associated with treating mental health problems in this age group; child protection and professional issues. There will be plenty of opportunities for skills practice and discussion of clinical issues through simulation and problem-based learning.

Learning and teaching

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
2004000

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching150Lectures and workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching50Small group tutorials – these will be used to debate and reflect upon salient practice issues
Guided Independent Study300Reading and preparation for workshops and tutorials
Guided Independent Study50Independent role playing/practice with colleagues or personal reflection to develop practice skills
Guided Independent Study50Preparation of assignments

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Self-rating of baseline core therapy competencies A20 minute supervision group discussion 2-3, 7-8Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Supervisor rating of core therapy competencies B (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)20CYP IAPT core competency assessment practice supervisor rating using CAPS rating scale2-3, 7-8Supervisor written feedback
Supervisor rating of core therapy competencies C (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)20CYP IAPT core competency assessment practice supervisor rating using CAPS rating scale2-3, 7-8Supervisor written feedback
Evidence-based theory essay (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)303000 words1, 4, 6, 8Written
Reflective practice log (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)302000 words1-3, 5, 7-8Written

Re-assessment

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

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Supervisor rating of core therapy competencies ASupervisor rating of core therapy competencies A2-3, 7-8Four weeks after written feedback
Supervisor rating of core therapy competencies BSupervisor rating of core therapy competencies B2-3, 7-8Four weeks after written feedback
Evidence-based theory essayEvidence-based theory essay1, 4, 6, 8Four weeks after written feedback
Reflective practice logReflective practice log1-3, 5, 7-8Four weeks after written feedback

Re-assessment notes

Four 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 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

Basic reading:

Child IAPT National curriculum (2012). London: Department of HealthRoth, A.D. and Pilling, S. (2007). Core competencies required to deliver effective psychological therapies.London: HMSO, Department of Health.Fonagy, P. and Target, M. (2005). What works for whom: a critical review for children and adolescents. London: Routledge

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).

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

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

Supervision, young people, children, improving access to psychological therapies, IAPT, cognitive behavioural therapy, parenting, competency assessment

Credit value60
Module ECTS

30

Module pre-requisites

None

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

27/11/2012

Last revision date

04/08/2020