Incorporating the Diploma and Certificate Courses
The Centre for Psychiatry, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry established an MSc in Psychological Therapies as an alternative pathway option for those entering our MSc Programme. Other pathway options include Transcultural Mental Healthcare which includes an additional pathway option in Forensic Mental Healthcare. As highlighted in the WHO report in 2000, 50% of all those experiencing ill-health in Western Europe suffer with mental illness. 2.75 million people in the UK have presented their GP with a mental health concern each year (Layard, 2006). There is also strong evidence that pharmacological and psychological treatments are both required and effective for a variety of mental health problems. This course prepares professionals to enter work in psychological therapies anticipating taking further more intensive clinical training helping to bridge the gap between the evidence and clinical practice.The location of the course is at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, an internationally renowned Centre of Excellence in Research and Teaching providing clinical and evidence based applications in the NHS, Voluntary, Social and Private Sectors to benefit patients. An excellent learning environment is strengthened by networks of scholarship and student support services that optimise student learning.