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Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc: Course features

What this course offers you

This course emphasises research and practical application. You will be taught by researchers who are active in clinical and health psychology. Academic specialisms include addictive behaviours, cognitive function in schizophrenia, cognitive aspects of anxiety and mood disorders, health interventions, psychological aspects of women's reproductive health, and psychopathology of developmental period.

We will support you to find a placement through our links with charity organisations, local community groups or hospitals, all of which aim to promote positive mental health wellbeing. Recently our students have undertaken placements at:

  • Place2Be, a charity working with school children to improve their psychological well-being
  • Paiwand, a charity supporting refugee children
  • Rise, a social enterprise supporting people with mental health problems
  • Kingston Hospital, on an initiative enhancing psychological care for patients with dementia

Some of our students have secured assistant psychology placements within the IAPT service, supporting the work of clinical psychologists. If you have already secured a clinical placement prior to the start of the course, we can offer research placements within Kingston University's Psychology Department.

The dissertation module will give you a chance to deepen your knowledge in an area of interest. We will support you to conduct research of a publishable standard. For example, our students contributed to research on ‘Bullying and Cyberbullying: Their Legal Status and Use in Psychological Assessment' which was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in 2017.

You will consider both professional issues and current debates in mental health through real or hypothetical clinical case studies. You will learn how to apply ethical principles to your research.

You will acquire foundation counselling skills and knowledge of some of the main therapeutic approaches, such as psychodynamic, person-centred, systemic, and in particular cognitive behaviour therapy.

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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