Post-qualification training for applied psychologists

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Funded Training Opportunities for Applied Psychologists and Colleagues

University of Leicester Learning Beyond Registration Programme 2016-2017

GENERAL INFORMATION

The University of Leicester is funded by Heath Education East Midlands (HEEM) to provide advanced post-qualification training in applied psychology to NHS healthcare professionals in the East Midlands. This takes place under a scheme known as Learning Beyond Registration (LBR).

The courses available for 2016-2017 are: Supervision in Applied Psychological Practice, Evaluating Outcome in Applied Psychological Practice, and Advanced Psychological Formulation Skills. Information about the courses is below.

The University of Leicester receives money for each individual who registers for a course. This means the courses are funded but not free. They count as Masters Level modules (each conferring 20 credits) at the University of Leicester, and so participants need to register for them at the University of Leicester. A letter of completion is awarded for each course on the basis of attendance and successful submission of a Portfolio. The deadline for submission of the Portfolio is three months after the end of the course.

Healthcare professionals are eligible for funding if they deliver NHS healthcare in the East Midlands, but they do not have to be employed within the NHS in the East Midlands. All courses have some places available for those funded either by their employer or by themselves. The courses are primarily intended for applied psychologists, but are open to healthcare colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds.

Please contact Penny Lorriman for general information (email pl55@le.ac.uk or phone on 0116-223-1649.)  For more information about specific courses please contact the organiser by email.

 

Supervision in Applied Psychological Practice

Venue: College Court, University of Leicester
Dates: 24 January, 23 May and 27 June 2017
Course Organiser: Steve Melluish (email: sjm36@le.ac.uk)

Why this course?

To prepare healthcare staff, primarily applied psychologists, to supervise trainees on practice placements, following the nationally adopted learning outcomes for initial supervisor training for applied psychology. The completed module confers eligibility to join the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS).

What can I expect to study?

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and experience required to supervise trainees. It is designed to cover:

• developmental models of learning which may have an impact on supervision
• contracting and negotiating with supervisees
• the skill of giving constructive criticism: ongoing positive feedback and critical feedback where necessary.

How is the course delivered?

The module consists of a series of three study days, integrated with meetings in peer groups between the study days. Participation in the peer supervision groups is planned to facilitate learning consistent with a developmental model of adult learning.

How will I be assessed?

A letter of completion is awarded on the basis of attendance and assessment of a Portfolio containing the following elements:

• Goal Attainment Scaling (self-generated goals, together with operational descriptions)
• Questionnaires to be completed by a supervisee
• Self-assessment questionnaires
• Reflective writing

 
Evaluating Outcome in Applied Psychological Practice

Dates: 14 & 15 March 2017

More information will be provided in due course.

 

Advanced Psychological Formulation Skills

Venue: College Court, University of Leicester
Dates (Wednesdays): 4 May 2016, 8 June 2016, 3 July 2016 and 14 September 2016
Module Organiser: Mary O'Reilly (email: mjo11@le.ac.uk)

Why this course?

The kinds of people who are seen within NHS mental health services are frequently those with complex, multi-faceted difficulties and the need is to be able to conceptualise their difficulties using a range of theoretical approaches, rather than trying to fit the individual into a prescribed diagnostic label or a single therapy approach.

What can I expect to study?

This advanced psychological formulation module will consider three commonly used frameworks drawn on to understand an individual and the system around the individual (CBT, systemic and psychodynamic), and then also consider the principles and practise of integrating across the models to tailor a formulation to fit the individual. A critical approach to psychological formulations is adopted, and the module affords the opportunity to develop tailored and integrative formulations. The perspective of the client is placed at the centre of the formulation process, and the ways in which psychological formulations can be used as a means to further multidisciplinary care plans and interventions will be considered.

How is the course delivered?

There are four full study days, listed above. Each day will be a mixture of lectures and small group work. Participants will be asked to bring to the days their own case material for consideration during small group work.

How will I be assessed?

A letter of completion is awarded on the basis of attendance and assessment of a Portfolio containing the following elements:
• Goal Attainment Scaling (self-generated goals, together with operational descriptions)
• Two formulations in distinct therapeutic models
• An integrative formulation
• Reflective writing

Application form and information on booking will be available in due course.  Please address any enquiries to Penny Lorriman

 

 

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