NU6173 Psychosocial Interventions in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice
Delivered within Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice (Blended - Face/On-line)
É900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
30th June 2023
Semester I - 28th August 2023
Additional Teaching Mode Information
Teaching Method(s): 16hr(s) Lectures (and Workshops); 184hr(s) Other (Distance Learning; Discussion Board Preparation and Participation, Required Reading, Assignment Preparation and Submission, Self-Directed Learning). Delivered within Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice (Blended - Face/On-line)
Runs from 28th August to 8th October 2023
Orientation Semester 1 29th August 2023
Runs 28 Aug – 8 Oct 2023
Mon 28 Aug 09.00-17.00 BHSC Campus
Mon Sept 5th 09.00-16.00 BHSC
Mon 18 Sept 09.00-16.00 BHSC
Wk 2/10/24Study Week/ Assignment submission
Module Objective: To expand students' knowledge and critical thinking skills in the use of a wide range of recovery-focused psychosocial interventions when working with individuals and their family, friends and/or supporters.
Module Content: Application of the principles of structured psycho-social interventions underpinned by the recovery ethos and the development of a therapeutic alliance through the process of assessment and evaluation of a persons and their friends' families and/or supporters needs. For example; in the application of the principles of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Open Dialogue, Family Therapy or Family-centred care.
Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the applicability of a wide range of psychosocial interventions in specialist mental health nursing practice and critically discuss the respective theories and principles underpinning a range of psychosocial interventions.
- Critically evaluate the quality, safety, and effectiveness of a wide range of psychosocial interventions.
- Critically appraise and evaluate current research and best practice evidence when applying the skills of psychosocial interventions.
- Integrate the principles and practices of partnership and/or co-production into one’s current work with service users and their families, carers and/or supporters.
- Critically discuss the development of a working therapeutic alliance with service users and their families, carers and/or supporters.
- Apply the principles and processes of engaging service users experiencing mental distress, taking into account the problems encountered by individuals and their families, carers/supporters in establishing trust and understanding because of factors such as their gender, ethnic background, or age.
- Critically discuss a range of approaches such as recovery orientated, strengths-based or trauma-informed care when working with service users and their families, carers and/or supporters in specialist mental health nursing practice.
- Evaluate the factors that may help or hinder recovery and critically reflect on one’s own specialist practice in relation to these.
- Conduct a comprehensive mental health assessment and formulate a collaborative treatment plan utilising the general principles and processes of evidence based psychosocial interventions.
Fees and Costs
Module Fee É900.00. There is also an application fee of É35.00
How Do I Apply
Applications for Semester 1 will open on 13th March 2023.
- To apply for this module please log on to the UCC APPLY page and create an account.
- Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo), copy of your degree parchment if not a previous UCC graduate.
- An application fee of €35 will be payable on submission of your application via the same platform.