Evidence Based Practice, Models & Intervention
Year 2 - Terms 5 & 6
10 Credits at HE Level M
30 taught hours
- Demonstrate an understanding for the current evidence base for psychological therapies.
By the end of this module, typical students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of commonly recommended therapeutic approaches that are underpinned by evidence of efficacy.
- Support clients while in crisis by providing information about self-care strategies and other interventions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of cognitive behavioural interventions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of one model of brief psychodynamic therapy.
Summary of Content
- Reviewing the evidence for effective treatments for common presenting problems: Depression, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Personality disorders, Abuse, Drug & alcohol counselling.
- Reviewing the evidence base for time limited work with clients.
- Crisis interventions.
- Brief therapy process.
- Brief therapy skills.
- Student 20 minute case presentation, based on a portfolio of evidence that includes written material e.g. Power Point, data collected, attendance, CORE measures, excerpts of audio recordings, process notes, etc., and with reference to research, of the evidence base for the treatment a current client.
- 2,000 word essay critically examining the potential benefits and drawbacks of using a particular model of brief therapy with a current client.