Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health and Wellbeing 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Topics covered in this module include: • Applied Psychology in Counselling (Mental Health and Wellbeing in Counselling) • Beyond the DSM and ICD (Diagnosing and Declassifying) • Anxiety (Case Study) • Mood (Case Study) • Psychosis (Case Study) • Sexuality (Case Study) • Child Sexual Abuse (Case Study) • Trauma (Case Study) • Psychopharmacology (Case Study) • Wellbeing, Resilience, and Positive Psychology (Case Study) • Wellbeing and Transactional Analysis (Case Study)
Please note that these lectures are subject to confirmation and may be changed dependent on the availability of the guest speakers.
Topics covered in this module include:
• Applied Psychology in Counselling
• Beyond the DSM
• Mood • Anxiety • Psychosis • Child Sexual Abuse
• Dissociation • Sexuality • Wellbeing, Resilience, and Positive Psychology
Please note that these topics are subject to change dependent on staff availability, unexpected circumstances, and the assessed needs of the students
Assessment criteria for this module are:
Excellent (A*, A+, A, A-) • Insightful understanding of the assessment, symptoms, risks, and treatment for different forms of mental distress • Comprehensive knowledge of mental health and wellbeing • Detailed understanding with no factual errors • Critical analysis showing evaluation and synthesis of ideas • Novel and innovative originality in approach, interpretation, and voice • Extensive and comprehensive independent research • Logically defended arguments with evidence for all claims • Highly focused and well structured • Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Correct format in appropriate referencing style
Good (B+, B, B-) • Clear understanding of the assessment, symptoms, risks, and treatment for different forms of mental distress • Strong knowledge of mental health and wellbeing • Clear understanding and mostly free of factual errors • Some analysis showing critical evaluation and links between ideas • Novel originality in approach, interpretation, and voice • Considerable independent research from appropriate sources • Coherent arguments with evidence for most claims • Focused and well structured • Clear presentation with accurate and appropriate expression • Mostly correct format in appropriate referencing style
Threshold (C+, C, C-) • Basic understanding of the assessment, symptoms, risks, and treatment for different forms of mental distress • Some knowledge of mental health and wellbeing • Understanding of the main concepts with no major factual errors • Basic analysis showing obvious points of evaluation and links between ideas • Some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice for part of the work • Some independent research from appropriate sources • Arguments presented with evidence for the most important claims • Readable structure showing focus at times • Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression • Attempt at correct format in appropriate referencing style with no major errors
If you do not meet the threshold, then your work will be graded as a Fail. Fail grades vary from Poor (D+, D, D-, E+, E, E-) to Very Poor (F).
What is Mental Health? (10%) Short essay of 500wds explaining your own personal understanding of mental health.
Psychoeducational Resources (50%) Resources that will have real-world benefits to counsellors and clients. You must produce one resource for clients and an accompanying guide for use of the resource: 1. Resource to support clients in understanding and managing their mental health and wellbeing (approx. 1000wds or 10mins or blend thereof). 2. Guide for use of the client resource explaining how it should be made available to clients, the expected impact on clients, any associated risks, and the evidence base behind the guidance within the resource (1000wds)
Oral Discussion Group Exam (40%) Twenty-minute mock group supervision exam discussing an unseen case study.