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Description

Evidence-based Parenting Interventions

Module titleEvidence-based Parenting Interventions
Module codePYCM029
Academic year2021/2
Credits60
Module staff

Dr Ann Hockaday (Lecturer)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

10

8

5

Number students taking module (anticipated)

15

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 practice effectively as a Parent Support Therapist. 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 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 relevant national curriculum for the CYP IAPT Programme (such as the Incredible Years Parenting 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 parent support therapy (PST) for children, young people and families
  • 2. Apply the core competencies in PST for children, young people and families
  • 3. Identify how you meet the relevant specific competency standards in PST for children, young people and families
  • 4. Evaluate the use of routine outcome monitoring in PST 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 two and three. Topics derived from the Incredible Years Parent Training Programme will form the core content of the workshops. 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 specific therapy competencies20 minute supervision group discussion 2-3, 7-8Oral
Therapy practice competency tape A60 minute session recording1-3, 5-6Written

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
55045

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Therapy practice competency tape B (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1560 minute session recording1-3, 5-7Written
Therapy practice competency tape C (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1560 minute session recording1-3, 5-7Written
Case presentation (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1530 minutes2-5, 8Oral
Case report A (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)153000 words1, 4, 6, 8Written
Case report B (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)153000 words1, 4, 6, 8Written
Extended case report C (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)255000 words1, 4, 6, 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
Therapy practice competency tape BTherapy practice competency tape B1-3, 5-7Eight weeks after written feedback
Therapy practice competency tape CTherapy practice competency tape C1-3, 5-7Eight weeks after written feedback
Case presentationCase presentation2-5, 8Four weeks after oral feedback
Case report ACase report A1, 4, 6, 8Four weeks after oral feedback
Case report BCase report B1, 4, 6, 8Four weeks after oral feedback
Extended case report CExtended case report C1, 4, 6, 8Four weeks after oral feedback

Re-assessment notes

Seven 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

Basic reading:

Child IAPT National curriculum (2012). London: Department of HealthScott, S and Dadds, M (2009) When parent training doesn’t work: Theory-driven clinical strategies. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 50, 1441-1450

Webster-Stratton, C. (2008). Collaborating with Parents to Reduce Children's Behavior Problems: A book for Therapists Using the Incredible Years Programs. Seattle: IY Press.

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

PYCM027 Core Skills for Working with Young People with Mental Health Problems and Their Families

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

27/11/2012

Last revision date

14/12/2016