Understand how clinical psychologists form a mental health diagnosis
Mental health is multifaceted and the nature vs nurture debate is now considered too simplified and outdated in mental health diagnosis.
On this six-week course, you’ll explore some of the current challenges and debates in the area of diagnosis and treatment. With this knowledge, you’ll also discover new ways of thinking psychologically about mental health.
By the end of the course, you’ll have an understanding of how psychologists unpack emotions, behaviours, and thinking patterns, and how this helps clinical psychologists make sense of their client’s problems.
Gain new perspectives on the nature vs nurture debate
Examining a psychological model of mental health, you’ll go beyond the nature vs nurture debate to understand how we are affected by life experiences.
You’ll also discuss new research and key scientific papers and literature, which promises to help us improve our own mental health and wellbeing.
Discover intelligent ways of understanding mental health
You’ll explore a number of different perspectives to understand the many areas that affect mental health.
Unpacking social aspects, life events, and research, you’ll gain insight into how to protect and promote mental wellbeing.
Learn from the experts at the University of Liverpool
Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, and author of “A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing”.
By the end, you’ll understand the various contributing factors to mental health and how a psychological approach can help improve diagnosis and treatment.
This course is designed for anyone who wishes to understand more about psychology, mental health, or who wishes to maintain their own mental health and wellbeing.