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Psychology and Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture

University of Liverpool via FutureLearn

Overview

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Mental health is multifaceted and the nature vs nurture debate is now considered too simplified and outdated in mental health diagnosis.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.

Taught by

Peter Kinderman

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  • ιrene Glover completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I found the course very interesting, especially the parts on psychosis. I didn't fully understand the teacher so this hindered me somewhat, but that's not his fault just i struggle to learn from some people. All in all an enjoyable course that i didn't want to drop.
  • N. Anantharamakrishnan completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    This is very good course for especially Psychological Professionals. Others professionals can also learn about Mental Health and its causing factors.
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    Susan Saunders completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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