Course Description

Psychology Certificate (Adjustment & Positive Change)

Institute of Technology Carlow

The aim of this programme is to develop a theoretical framework to guide understanding of abnormal psychology and to examine role in practical interventions in the area of mental health or challenging behaviour. This programme is an ECTS 10 credit Level 8 module from the BA (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care).

This programme should not be considered as a complete programme in Psychology but an introduction to the subject with an emphasis on social and community care settings.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

• Critically evaluate models of best practice in responding to psychological disorders;
• Discuss the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions in psychological disorders;
• Demonstrate and apply appropriate practical skills in relation to managing the challenging behaviour of individuals;
• Appraise therapeutic interventions related to addictive behaviour and evaluate current approaches to managing challenging behaviour;
• Apply appropriate practical skills in relation to managing the challenging behaviour of individuals.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Health Care, Psychology Courses
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 390
Course Duration 1 Year
Course Times Classes 1 night per week
Entry Requirements Potential students must have completed Psychology 1, 2 and 3. All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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