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Advanced Mental Health Assessment- Masters Level Module

Course Description

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally:

• Hold a current registration with the NMC Registered Nurse - Mental Health or the Health Professions Council Occupational Therapist or the GSCC Registered Social Worker or equivalent professional registration
• Have two years post-qualifying experience
• Currently work in a relevant practice area for a minimum 15 hours per week
• Hold a senior practice role at NHS Band 6 or 7 or equivalent
• Demonstrate evidence of appropriate, successful completion of study at degree level
• Provide evidence of an appropriate mentor for regular supervised practice
• Have management support and approval to undertake this module

Module Description

This 20 credit module aims to enable senior mental health practitioners in advanced or new roles to further develop their knowledge and assessment skills when undertaking complex first line assessments.
At the end of the module, learners will be able to
• Evaluate advanced knowledge and critical application of mental health assessment on a self-directed basis
• Critically assess and synthesise clients complex mental health needs on an individual basis and/or in a supervisory role, to make appropriate treatment decisions and to facilitate appropriate access to mental health and social care services
• Critically explore guided discovery approaches to interviewing
• Collaboratively assess with clients to arrive at an initial formulation to help clients make sense of their difficulties and to give treatment direction
• Engage in and critically evaluate positive risk taking in partnership with clients and carers, encouraging them to make decisions about their well-being
• Using underpinning theory, evaluate their work with users and carers to make complex choices, within existing resources
• Critically reflect upon, synthesise and challenge practice experience and own clinical decision making for best practice

Visit the Advanced Mental Health Assessment- Masters Level Module page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

See course description

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