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Applied Psychology (Healthcare) For Children And Young People (MSc)


Course Description

Programme description

This programme, developed in partnership with the NHS, combines academic teaching with clinical practice training in applied psychology for children and young people.

It offers an opportunity to develop knowledge and competence in the delivery of evidence-based psychological interventions, for this specific group.

This programme aims to train psychology graduates in the range of skills and competencies essential for the delivery of tier two psychological assessments and interventions in a range of services for children, young people and their families.

You will be employed in a one-year clinical placement in the Scottish NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, gaining valuable experience applying psychological theory to practice, under the supervision of a qualified clinical psychologist.

Alongside essential elements for applied psychologists in health (e.g. assessment and formulation, and evaluation) and child and adolescent mental health professionals (e.g. safeguarding children, child and adolescent development and health promotion), there is a particular focus on the early years and early intervention. There is also a strong emphasis on parenting and supporting parents through evidence-based models of parent-focused intervention.

The clinical experience gained on placement facilitates linking theory to practice and fosters the development of professional skills necessary for post-qualification practice.

Programme structure

The programme is a one year, full-time course with teaching delivered at both the University of Edinburgh and NHS partnership sites in Glasgow.

Clinical placements will be with one of the NHS Health Boards within Scotland.

Courses include:

Assessment and Formulation
Child and Adolescent Development
Early Years and Early Intervention
Evaluation and Research
Professional Context and Clinical Management
Promotion of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Psychological Intervention and Structured Treatment Approaches

Career opportunities

This programme will qualify you to apply for Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (Children and Young People) posts, or equivalent, in a number of settings, both within the NHS and in other organisations, such as the voluntary sector.

You will also gain highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management.

Visit the Applied Psychology (Healthcare) For Children And Young People (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, along with British Psychological Society Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. You must also demonstrate a genuine interest in working with children and young people, as well as a commitment to evidence-based practice. Successful applicants must meet the visa requirements to be employed in the UK.

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