This unit will support students to build skills, knowledge and attitudes in research methods in psychotherapy, mental health and trauma-informed care appropriate to critical and reflective practice in Psychotherapy. This learning will provide a foundation for appraisal and design of psychosocial research and further scholarship in the area. The student will gain an understanding of the case study, qualitative and quantitative methods, and mixed methods approaches, linguistics and dyadic research and the applications of these methods to epidemiological, process and outcomes research. The student will also develop and demonstrate critical thinking that considers philosophical approaches and analytic investigation. The student will be able to describe the research cycle. The student will apply the concepts to critical appraisal of journal articles and synthesise learning by proposing a research project.
1hr lec and 1x2hr seminar/wk (nd on thursday morning) oral presentation (30min) (30%)
journal club (20%); 1 x 3000wd essay (draft 10% and final 40%); 1 x oral presentation (30min) (30%)
Barkham, M., Guthrie, E., Hardy, G. and Margison, F. Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy: A Conversational Model. London: Sage, 2017. Bergin and Garfield's Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change (ed. Michael Lambert) 6th Edition Publisher John Wiley and Sons, 2013. Departmental readings
This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.
PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PTSY5204 and PSTY5205Prohibitions