Module code: PSY3113

Module Overview

This module is designed to develop trainee PWPs' critical engagement with the concepts of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism. The module emphasises the knowledge, attitudes and competencies that trainee PWPs require in order for them to operate in an inclusive values driven service that promotes recovery and recognises and respects diversity. The module uses a combination of university based learning, in-service supervised practice and independent directed learning. 

Module provider


Module Leader

JACKSON Circe (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 100

Lecture Hours: 50

Module Availability

Crosses academic years

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

  • The potential capacity to perform academically to undergraduate level as assessed through a combination of their application form, performance at interview and the completion of a written academic essay
  • Relevant mental health work experience (voluntary or paid) as assessed through their application form and performance at interview
  • Employment within an IAPT service that is able to meet the course training requirements 

Module content

Indicative content includes:

  • Diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism

  • Stepped care

  • Reflective practice

  • Clinical and case management supervision

  • Signposting 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation Clinical viva - how assessed and planned a treatment with patient sensitively taking into account issues of diversity. Pass/Fail
Coursework 2500 word essay on how they used clinical & case management supervision to work in an inclusive way with above patient. 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and practice in the assessment and treatment of patients in a way that sensitively takes into account their diverse needs.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  1. A clinical viva in which trainee PWPs present and discuss their collaborative assessment and treatment planning with a real patient. This must clearly demonstrate how their collaborative assessment and treatment planning sensitively took into account the patients diverse needs and should include a critical review of their practice was informed by the appropriate literature.

  2. A 2500 word academic essay in which students are required to critically reflect on how they used case management and clinical skills supervision to inform their practice with the above patient.

Both assessments must be passed in order to pass the module.

Assessment will be marked at FHEQ level 6, with a pass mark of 40%.

Formative assessment

Ongoing written and / or verbal feedback provided by course tutors and / or supervisors from IAPT mental health services.


Written feedback is provided to students via SurreyLearn.

Module aims

  • To develop trainee PWPs' understandings of the concepts of diversity, inclusion and multi-culturalism. Diversity in this context is taken to represent the range of cultural norms including personal, family, social and spiritual values held by the diverse communities served by the service within which the worker is operating.
  • To develop trainees' capacity to critically reflect on issues of, and to practice respectfully and sensitively in relation to individual differences such as those of age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture.
  • To enhance trainees' understanding and awareness of the power issues that tend to be inherent in professional - patient relationships and to develop their ability to effectively empower patients.
  • To develop PWPs' capacity to recognise the limitations of their competence and role and to be able to use stepping up and signposting to manage this; given the stepped care, high volume caseload that PWPs are expected to work with. This includes an emphasis on trainees' understanding of the importance of social inclusion including return to work and meaningful activity or other occupational activities – as well as clinical improvement.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate knowledge of, and commitment to a non-discriminatory, recovery orientated values base to mental health care and to equal opportunities for all and encourage people’s active participation in every aspect of care and treatment. KCPT
002 Demonstrate respect for and the value of individual differences in age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture. KCPT
003 Demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in responding to peoples’ needs sensitively with regard to all aspects of diversity, including working with older people, the use of interpretation services and taking into account any physical and sensory difficulties service users may experience in accessing services. KCPT
004 Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the power issues in professional/service user relationships. KCPT
005 Demonstrate competence in managing a caseload of people with common mental health problems efficiently and safely. KCPT
006 Demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in using supervision to assist the worker’s delivery of low-intensity psychological and/or pharmacological treatment programmes for common mental health problems. KPT
007 Demonstrate knowledge of, and competence in gathering patient-centred information on employment needs, wellbeing and social inclusion and in liaison and signposting to other agencies delivering employment, occupational and other advice and services. KCPT
008 Demonstrate an appreciation of the worker’s own level of competence and boundaries of competence and role, and an understanding of how to work within a team and with other agencies with additional specific roles which cannot be fulfilled by the worker alone. KCPT
009 Demonstrate a clear understanding of what constitutes high-intensity psychological treatment and how this differs from low-intensity work. KP
010 Demonstrates the ability to engage with people from diverse demographic, social and cultural backgrounds in assessment and low-intensity interventions. This could include adaptations to practice working with older adults, using interpretation services/self-help materials for people whose first language is not English, and/or adapting self-help materials for people with learning or literacy difficulties. KCPT
011 Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage a caseload including referral to step up, employment and signposted services. PT
012 Demonstrates the ability to use supervision to the benefit of effective (a) case management and (b) clinical skills development. This should include: a) a report on a case management supervision session demonstrating ability to review caseload, bring patients at agreed pre-determined thresholds and provide comprehensive and succinct case material; b) a report on use of clinical skills supervision including details of clinical skills questions brought, learning and implementation. PT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Equip trainee PWPs with the knowledge, skills and ability to be able to begin to critically reflect on their own practice and to demonstrate their ability to operate in an inclusive way within stepped care services.

The learning and teaching methods include:

  • Discussion

  • E-learning

  • Tutor led lectures

  • Modelling

  • Supervised role play

  • Work based learning

  • Clinical and case management supervision

  • Simulation

  • Independent study (guided reading)

  • Directed study (tutor directed assignments) 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information

This module is only available to students undertaking the Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing Grad Cert.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing Grad Cert Cross Year Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.