NU6173 Psychosocial Interventions in Specialist Mental Health Nursing Practice
É900 See Fees and Costs for full details.
See Requirements for full details.
30th June 2022
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).
On-line Orientation 25th August 2022
Runs from 29th August to 10th October 2022
August 29th 2022
September 5th 2022
September 19th 2022 09.00-16.00
3rd October 2022 Study week and 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 this module are now open.
- 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.