Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Practice

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Psychosocial Interventions describe collaborative work with service users which integrates a range of medical, social, and psychological evidence-based interventions delivered within the recovery perspective.The programme aims to facilitate learners to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to safely and appropriately apply psychosocial intervention skills into their everyday practice when dealing with service users and their families/carers.

The Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions aims to enable learners to incrementally enhance their knowledge and skills on psychosocial interventions as they progress through the programme. Strong emphasis is placed on enhancing learnings’ existing professional repertoire with a focus on enhancing knowledge and skills for clinical practice.

Unique Features

The programme will run over one semester. The student will attend for class in the college one half day per fortnight. Placement is a requirement in that the student must be working in an area with access to clients with psychosocial intervention needs. Course participation is agreed with the practice manager who confirms that the placement is appropriate to allow the student the opportunity to develop and apply their skills allowing for reflection on their experiences.

The programme includes both theoretical and practical skill development.

Syllabus content includes:  the recovery model and current national and international  health policy; the use of psychosocial interventions in promoting recovery oriented practice. Engagement and management of the therapeutic alliance; Psychosocial assessment; Solution-focused care;  Brief introduction to basic cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Family Interventions; Motivational Interviewing; Wellness Recovery Action Planning; Early warning signs and relapse prevention;  Incorporating psychosocial interventions into the process of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating  care; Legal and ethical issues in psychosocial interventions and data protection.

To Apply

Application forms available from

Breda Walsh, Administration, Department of Nursing and Health Care Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road Waterford T- 051-845567 E: bawalsh@wit.ie




  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302040
  • Emailparttime@wit.ie
  • Websitewww.wit.ie
  • Category Arts, Humanities, Psychology
  • Location Waterford City

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Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Practice
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Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions for Practice
  • By Aisling Cusack
  • Email: aislingcusack@wwetb.ie

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