BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis

In Reading

£ 9,250 + VAT


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


  • Duration

    2 Years


Course summary
This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.
On completion of the course you will be able to:

Provide safe and effective evidence based psychosocial treatments for psychosis with service users and their families/carers.
Combine individual clinical expertise with a knowledge of current best evidence from systematic research, when making decisions about treatment of individual service users.
Continually evaluate competence in evidence based interventions for psychosis, identifying and responding to needs for further personal and professional development.
Utilise clinical supervision to ensure that practice is safe, effective and professionally accountable.
Maintain a comprehensive awareness of relevant developments in research, practice and policy and modify practice accordingly, identifying where there are gaps in the evidence.
Assess the use of evidence based interventions in your practice area and facilitate changes to policy and practice to foster dissemination.
The flexible nature of this course means you can choose an acute or longer term focus to your studies, making it relevant to the practice area you work in.
The course is delivered by a practicing and highly experienced Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, ensuring clear integration of theory to contemporary practice. The design of this course allows you to work in your own clinical area and enhance and develop your clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families/carers.
The course is THORN accredited. THORN has been identified as the 'Gold Standard' training course for multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. The course is designed to enable you to become a change agent and champion, actively incorporating evidence-based practice into routine...




Reading (Berkshire)
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Broad Street Mall, Fountain House, 2, Queen's Walk, RG1 7QF


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To take into account

Entry requirements You will: Hold a Diploma in Higher Education (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5)* Be a mental health practitioner, in current employment in the UK – you must have access to and be working with service-users who have experience of psychosis and psychosis-related problems for the duration of the course. * Accreditation of prior learning may be available as an alternative entry route. Please contact the Course Leader for further information. Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in...

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Course programme

Course detail
The BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis course consists of the following modules (120 credits at Level 6):
Assessment and Case Formulation L6 – 20 credits
Family Intervention L6 – 20 credits
Medication Management and Physical Wellbeing L6 – 20 credits
Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis L6 OR Brief Interventions in Acute Mental health Care L6 – 20 credits
Practice Based Innovation Project L6 - 40 credit.
The application process is quick and easy and is now completed on-line (as is your organisations approval, if your employer is funding your course). Guidance re the application process and the study day dates for each module is available here:

N.B. the PSI modules are also available as standalone modules.
What will I learn in each of the Psychosocial Intervention Modules and how will this enhance my practice?
Assessment and Case Formulation L6

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence to:
Assess service users in a systematic and holistic manner including their strengths, hopes, goals and aspirations
Develop a collaborative case formulation with service users
Underpin the process of assessment and case formulation with a recovery focused approach
Family Intervention L6

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
Use assessment tools and develop a working case formulation of strengths and needs with a service user and their family
Deliver and evaluate family intervention in practice with a service user and their family/carers
Examine the evidence base for family interventions
Evaluate and reflect on your own practice using a self-rating tool
Medication Management and Physical Well Being L6
Assess the physical health of a service user with mental illness
Assess the medication management needs of a service user with mental illness
Review the assessment outcomes and draw together salient themes into a working case conceptualisation in collaboration with a service user
Deliver a range of evidenced based interventions to promote medication management and physical wellbeing
Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis L6

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

Understand the impact of a mental health problem and diagnosis on service user
Develop an evidence based plan of interventions for common psychotic symptoms and related phenomena and distress, in collaboration with a service user, using validated assessment tools, case formulation and outcome measures
Treat clients with complex presentations and co-morbid conditions using appropriate interventions and strategies
Examine the evidence-base underpinning psychosocial intervention models for psychosis
Brief Interventions in Acute Mental Health Care L6
Assess clients in acute mental distress and collaboratively plan care
Deliver and evaluate a range of evidence-based brief interventions to clients with a range of acute mental health problems
Practice Based Innovation Project L6

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to:
Undertake a service development project focusing on evidence based psychosocial interventions, appropriate to your own clinical setting/area
Evaluate your clinical area through engagement with the major stakeholders
Reflect on your leadership and change management skills
Assessment Methods

We use a variety of methods to promote the development of your clinical skills and competence. These include:
audio recording of a clinical session with a service user
case studies
reflective account
integration project
Clinical Supervision

As psychosocial intervention training involves active learning through implementing the tools, skills and knowledge in your clinical setting, you will have a designated PSI clinical supervisor based in your workplace, for the duration of the module/course.

The module tutors, in liaison with your employer, will assist in identifying a supervisor.

BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis

£ 9,250 + VAT