Graduate Diploma in Psychology

Unit description

Advanced Psychological Assessment 

This unit examines the major theoretical issues, practical applications and ethical considerations associated with individual and group psychological assessments and measurement techniques. 

Graduate Seminar in Psychology

This unit will prepare students for Graduate Diploma study, especially for the research project, integrating prior learning with themes central to the science and practice of psychology, linking the content, approaches and assessments to real-life, job-relevant contexts and preparing students who are seeking employment. Content includes critical methods for psychology and advanced topics. 

Psychology: Practical Skills 

This unit facilitates the learning of skills related to psychological practice. It is designed to enable students to develop skills that will assist them in applying their undergraduate knowledge to meet stakeholder expectations. 



Psychology: Principles and Processes of Psychological Intervention 

This unit covers the application of psychology to facilitating individual, familial and organisational change. It will draw on the scientific approach that underpins psychology and show how this can be applied in the psychotherapeutic context. The content will cover the importance of the therapeutic alliance, interventions, the role of formulation and the different measures of outcomes that can be employed. 



Psychology Project

Students work in small groups with an academic supervisor to develop, conduct and write up a research project on a topic in Psychology. You will be allocated to a group research project before the start of the relevant teaching period.