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PgCertPsychosocial Interventions

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Psychosocial intervention offers a framework for best practice and is
an essential component of a comprehensive and integrated service. It
has a firm evidence base and is regarded by many mental health service
providers as a core skill for practice. You will be engaged in
practice for the duration of the course – on completion, you may wish
to progress into the following areas: advanced practioner roles,
practice development roles, consultancy, teaching and research and

During the course you will:

  • Participate in a course with a strong skills development focus,
    which aims to improve the employment prospects of participants
  • Study a course open to applicants from a wide range of mental
    health disciplines
  • Benefit from delivery by an experienced interdisciplinary course
  • Experience an assessment scheme that focuses on activities that
    have direct and immediate relevance to the students’ professional

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Recovery
  • Assessment and engagement
  • Managing positive and negative symptoms
  • Brief and solution-focused interventions such as anger and stress
  • Cognitive behavioural interventions
  • Psycho-education
  • Medication management
  • Achieving concordance
  • Staying well and minimising relapse
  • Impact of illness within the family
  • Stress vulnerability model
  • Key principles for working with families
  • Enhancing skills within the family: communication skills,
    structured communication skills, structured problem-solving, coping
  • Dealing with difficult situations in family sessions


Career opportunities


The course is designed to facilitate expertise in the use of
psychosocial interventions in the workplace and to promote
inter-disciplinary working. It offers a student centred process for
integrating personal, academic and career development plans. You are
encouraged to undertake self assessment to identify your strengths,
interests and development needs in relation to external criteria e.g.
the requirements of your occupation or employing organisation. Through
negotiation with your employer and personal tutor you will be enabled
to identify the areas in which you feel you have achieved maximum
success and have the ability to excel within. You will be actively
encouraged to participate in the development of your career management
skills and will take the lead on accessing the Centre for Personal and
Careers development.



On completing this course the students are likely to progress into
the following areas:

  • Advanced practitioner roles
  • Practice development roles
  • Consultancy
  • Teaching
  • Research and Development

Further study:

This course will facilitate the acquisition of skills to enable
future PDP and identification of learning needs and opportunities.
Each student will be encouraged to retain a reflective diary in
relation to their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD). It is
anticipated that this course will provide a platform for further
postgraduate study. One of the routes currently available includes the
MSc Health Studies course. However, it is also anticipated that this
PGCert course will be developed into a full masters degree course.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States