|1.||Exhibit knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of action of psychiatric medications and illicit drugs;|
|2.||Critically reflect on the prescribing rationale for currently used psychiatric medications and their potential risks and benefits;|
|3.||Critically review the complementary relationship and interaction of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy;|
|4.||Argue the importance of reflective practice competences in clinical psychology assessment and intervention;|
|5.||Critically evaluate the impact of their clinical interventions and theorise the mechanisms of psychological change in their psychotherapy work;|
|6.||Exemplify knowledge of practice based evidence and systematic case study research;|
|7.||Exhibit, by means of a systematic clinical case study, the ability to integrate knowledge and skill competences from across the entire course.|
|Test||25 item multiple choice test assessing knowledge of psychopharmacology||20%|
|Case Study||Systematic case study addressing psychotherapy outcome and putative change mechanisms in a VU Clinic client (5000 words)||80%|
Reflective Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Dallos, R.&Stedmon,J. (2009)
Maidenhead: Open University Press
Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology 4th Ed
Cambridge University Press
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