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Psychosocial Interventions in Early Psychosis (Module)

Module description

This module focuses on psychosocial interventions during the early phases of psychosis. Leading experts in the field will discuss conceptual and practical guidelines for the psychosocial management of both the prodromal and first episode phase of the illness. Students will learn about the rationale and principles for developing a personalized psychosocial intervention plan. The module incorporates the latest research findings including emerging psychosocial therapies. Specific topics include:

  • Introduction to clinical skills
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness
  • Systemic Family Therapy and Open Dialogue
  • Narrative Approaches
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy
  • Integrating Psychosocial interventions into service delivery

Staff information

Steven Livingstone (module leader), Nicky Reynolds, Chanel Myrie, Sunil Nandha, Emma O’Donoughue, Anna Georgiades, Gemma Allison, Rosanna Philpott.

Teaching pattern

Mondays & Tuesdays; 10am-12pm & 2-4pm. Please note, the study times detailed here are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Module assessment - more information


Students are required to submit one 2,500 word coursework essay that counts for 25% of the overall module mark.


Students are required to sit one 2-hour written examination in March that counts for 75% of the overall module mark.

Key information

Module code 7PCSEPSY

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 30

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No