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This unique postgraduate programme offers advanced study in psychological theories of child and adolescent mental health, and their application to working with children, young people and families.
The programme is suitable for graduates of psychology or cognate disciplines, and those with experience of working with children and young people in clinical, social work or educational settings.
An undergraduate degree reaching SCQF level 9, or its international equivalent, and substantial current or recent work experience with children and young people in mental health settings, including statutory and voluntary organisations.
Your suitability will be established through your personal application and references, and you may be asked to attend an interview.
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The programme explores evidence-based psychological theories and approaches to working with children, young people and families.
You will study the core elements of teaching and learning on the theoretical, conceptual and evidence base for psychological practice whilst fostering a critical and reflective approach to the clinical application of these.
Teaching is delivered in a variety of engaging and interactive formats, including lectures, seminars, clinical workshops and tutor-led online learning environments.
You can study full time or part time for either a MSc, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate. The programme also offers high-quality CPD opportunities.
Full-time MSc students take one core course and two optional courses each semester. Part-time students choose one or two courses each semester.
These compulsory courses form the core part of the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma:
You can choose four optional courses to complete a MSc or a Postgraduate Diploma, and two courses to complete a Postgraduate Certificate:
The programme will enable you to:
Continuing professional development (CPD) is vital for progression in the field of psychological healthcare, and a qualification in this area will enhance your prospects for gaining more responsible positions. The transferable skills you gain in areas such as teamworking, communication and research will also add value to your employability, whatever role you choose to pursue.
This article was published on Apr 22, 2014