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Evidence-based Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health  CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This module is designed to provide mental health practitioners, managers and researchers with the ability to identify, understand and critically appraise the key evidence for the use of a range of psychosocial interventions aimed at improving the mental health outcomes of people with severe mental illness/distress and/or substance use problems.

The module will include:

  • Critical exploration of the evidence for establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships
  • The use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Case management and personalisation
  • Family work/interventions
  • Medication management
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Recovery approaches across mental health service environments.

Students may select to explore other particular interventions of interest where appropriate.

Module dates

Term 2

JAN: Tuesday 19 and 26 January 2021
FEB: Tuesday  2, 9 and 23 February 2021
MAR: Tuesday 2, 9 and 16 March 2021

Module Submission date: Monday 26 April 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

Overseas students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant clinical experience as a health or social care practitioner
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Madeline O'Carroll

    Madeline is a mental health nurse and health psychologist who joined City University London in 1999. She specialises in psychosocial interventions for psychosis and the role of emotion in learning and teaching. She previously worked as a Research Cognitive Therapist at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London.