Module Title:Psychology, Adjustment and Alternative Views
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following teaching methodologies: 1. Lectures - interactive communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student, using Powerpoint presentations, with ongoing questions and discussion encouraged. 2. Case Studies - students will discuss and evaluate scenarios related to lecture content. 3. Active & collaborative learning - students will be encouraged to reflect on cases from their work experience in the context of new material presented. They will be encouraged to share queries, ethical dilemmas and learning with their class, with due respect to confidentiality for all involved. This will enable them to make the theory-practice link under the guidance of the lecturer. This will also develop their analytical, reflective and communication skills.4. Group work & class discussion: students will work together in small groups.5. E-Learning — It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials including discussion boards. 6. Self-Directed Independent Learning through reading of books, peer-reviewed journal articles, policy documents, governmental publications and international best practice guidelines.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to further expand on theoretical approaches examined in Psychology and Positive Change. Students will understand the recovery approaches to mental health. Furthermore insight will be gained into issues and interventions relevant to minority mental health.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate mental health issues from a holistic perspective.D1 p3 p5 p8 p10 p22; D2 p3 p12; D3 p1; D4 p4; D5 p1 p4 p6 p7 p8 p10
LO2 Critically analyse interventions for psychological distress.D1 p3 p5 p8 p10; D2 p2, p3; D3 p1 p3 p6 p8; D4 p4; D5 p5 p11 p12 p16
LO3 Evaluate the role of recovery in the area of mental health.D1 p3 p5 p10 p22 p23; D2 p2, p3 p4 p12; D3 p1 p6; D4 p4; D5 p8 p12 p16
LO4 Demonstrate awareness of the complexities of minority mental health.D1 p5 p8 p10 p12 p22; D2 p2 p3 p4 p12; D3 p1 p3 p8; D4 p4; D5 p7 p8 p10 p12
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

9695 PSYC Psychology of Mental Health and Neurodiversity
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Interventions
• Drawing further on theories and perspectives outlined in semester 1 - • Evidence based psychological interventions • Advances and developments in intervention and support • Person centered interventions D1 p3 p5 p8 p10; D2 p2; D3 p1 p3 p6 p8; D4 p4; D5 p5 p11 p12 p16
Mental health from a holistic perspective
• Drawing further on theories and perspectives outlined in semester 1 - Biopsychosocial approach, diathesis stress model, power threat meaning framework, beyond classification systems. • Biopsychosocial approach, diathesis stress model, power threat meaning framework, beyond classification systems. • Explanations – Biological, Neurodevelopmental, Psychological, social and cultural. • Voice of the service user • Specific disorders to include sexual and gender identity issues, self-harm and suicide, schizophrenia, addiction. D1 p3 p5 p8 p10 p22; D2 p12; D3 p1; D4 p4; D5 p1 p4 p6 p7 p8 p10
Recovery
• The role of recovery plans • Advancing recovery initiative • Current policy and frameworks D1 p3 p5 p10 p22 p23; D2 p2 p4 p12; D3 p1 p6; D4 p4; D5 p8 p12 p16
Minority Mental Health
• Prevalence, risk factors • At risk groups for example travelling community, asylum seekers, LGBTI+, migrants, prisoners, homeless populations. • Challenges for interventions D1 p5 p8 p10 p12 p22; D2 p2 p4 p12; D3 p1 p3 p8; D4 p4; D5 p7 p8 p10 p12
Critical Awareness
To embed critical thinking skills across all content specifically related to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Open-book Examination D1 p3 p8; D2 p4; D 3 p6; D5 p1 p4 p5 p6 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHPSC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Social Care Practice 8 Mandatory