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Manchester Metropolitan University: Psychological Wellbeing in Clinical Practice

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Psychology
Telephone 0161 247 69 69
Study type Taught



Develop your clinical skills (including assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation) and knowledge of theories related to promoting psychological wellbeing. Evaluate therapeutic methods and enhance your reflective practice. And, apply your clinical skills to a field-based dissertation related to best practice in mental health services.

We’ve designed this course for practitioners working across mental health services, from nursing to social work. It focuses on person-centred care in mental health settings and shaping professional practice values.

The course is designed to support the development of core clinical competencies, as outlined by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Through the core units, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of theoretical and practice frameworks in mental health settings, reflective practice and practitioner wellbeing.

You’ll explore popular therapeutic approaches (including cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and motivational interviewing) and advanced clinical skills, such as assessment, formulation, intervention design and evaluation.

You’ll apply these clinical skills to a field-based dissertation related to best practice in services. You might investigate a particular psychological intervention for clients or members of staff, conduct a service audit or evaluation project or produce an explorative project around how a psychological service caters for their clients.

Features and benefits

  • Skills building - You’ll develop your therapeutic and clinical skills, theoretical knowledge, applied research skills, and strategies to maintain your wellbeing as a practitioner.

  • Dissertation project - You’ll complete a service-based dissertation project, which contributes to the delivery of service you’d like to develop your career in.

  • BPS approved - Our course is CPD approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.

  • Specialist facilities - You’ll have access to our specialist facilities for psychology demonstration and practice, which includes an fNIR imaging research device, 12 experimental testing laboratories and 6 psychology laboratories.

  • Taught by experts - Our teaching staff includes practicing researchers and clinical, counselling and health psychologists.

  • Research - Our department is home to the Stress, Health and Performance Research Group and our staff engage in a wide range of research areas, including health and psychological interventions, and neuropsychobiology.

  • Practice while studying - Our teaching on this course is usually structured to set days, which gives you the opportunity to work in practice alongside studying.


Manchester Metropolitan University

A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from 130 countries.

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old , which is a measure of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

City centre campus in the heart of Manchester
Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain. Voted the UK’s best city to …

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