Applied Clinical Psychology Online Courses

Psychology is the science of mind, brain and behaviour. Psychology has a wide range of applications across clinical healthcare settings. Mental health is the main area of healthcare where psychological knowledge is applied within clinical services. This can be through direct provision of psychological care (assessment, formulation, therapy, evaluation), but psychology can also make indirect contributions through the application of psychological concepts and methods within multidisciplinary services. There are many mental health specialisms across the age range, primary, secondary and tertiary services, and in both community and inpatient settings, and psychology has made significant contributions within each of these specialisms.

In addition to mental health, psychological knowledge and skills can contribute to the care of people across other healthcare settings, such as physical health, neurodevelopmental conditions, neuropsychology, addictions & forensic services). Psychological knowledge, methods and skills can contribute to the development and evaluation of evidence based treatments and models of healthcare provision.

Our Applied Clinical Psychology online course is aimed at healthcare professionals who want to gain new knowledge and skills in the application of psychology within clinical settings. This course will give healthcare professionals a better understanding of how psychological knowledge, principles and methods can be applied within clinical practice.

This course is also suited for psychology graduates wanting to undertake a distance learning masters. This may be of particular interest to aspiring Clinical Psychologists, including those who are seeking positions as Assistant Psychologists, Research Assistants and those who wish to undertake a relevant postgraduate course, prior to applying for a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Is an Applied Clinical Psychology online course for me?

To qualify as an Applied Clinical Psychologist you need to be a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with an accredited doctorate in Psychology.

Psychology graduates are eligible to apply for this masters course. Healthcare professionals with a relevant degree qualification would be able to apply but will be subject to individual assessment to ensure they have the requisite experience. All applicants should work in a setting where they can apply their learning to practice.

Applicants without the above academic criteria but with relevant/suitable experience can apply. Applications will be judged on the individual specifics of background and qualifications including ability to work at postgraduate level (applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate requisite applied clinical/professional knowledge).

Subject Courses

Applied Clinical Psychology MSc*

Year 1, comprising of 6 modules, each of 6 weeks duration, is designed to be practical and clinically focused. Year 2 begins with an initial 12-week module to develop your skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies followed by a professional project module that consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project.

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