This programme consists of one 10 ECTS module that is conferred as a minor award. Feedback informed therapy is a ‘pantheoretical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioural health services’ (Bargmann et al, 2012). This minor award is designed to support learners in developing clinical and case management skills to improve the quality and outcome of therapy via the use of client feedback and the best available scientific evidence. The certificate will develop learners’ knowledge; understanding and competence in developing feedback informed practice. This module adds to the learner’s toolkit of strategies for use in developing a personalised, theoretical and research informed clinical practice.
Learners who enrol in this programme will be professionals who will be professionals who work clinically and therapeutically with clients who wish to learn more about improving their clinical outcomes, and who wish to undertake a shorter programme to enhance their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of feedback informed practice. Learners must have a clinical qualification that allows them to work therapeutically with clients (Counselling, Psychotherapy, Psychology, Social Care, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing etc.). This programme is ideal for qualified practitioners to enhance their proficiency is using feedback and other tools to improve.
Minimum Technological Requirements
You will need to have:
- access to a stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps;
- a desktop computer or laptop that is capable of using zoom;
- a webcam and microphone;
- a web browser; and
- Microsoft Word
Student Benefits and Supports
As this award is conferred at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), it evidences the rigour required for a quality programme of learning. The dynamic mix of theory, skills, and clinical considerations ensures learners grow academically, professionally, personally and interpersonally within frameworks that are on the cutting edge of best practice. Learners on this programme will have access to:
- Our Moodle Platform
- Our EBSCO Journal Database
- Our e-Book Collection
- Our Psychotherapy.net Video Streaming Collection
Who should Apply
Professionals who are working clinically/therapeutically or in a supporting role with clients as part of their route practice. Learners must be able to evidence a minimum of a Level 7 qualification on entry.
The course will include the following themes:
- The scientific underpinnings to therapy outcome
- Behavioural health outcomes;
- The therapeutic alliance;
- Properties of alliance and outcome measures (issues of validity & reliability)
- The science of measurement, analysis and reporting;
- Psychometrics of the outcome rating scale and session rating scale;
- Administering outcome and process measures;
- The science of monitoring tools;
- Use of monitoring tools as a therapeutic tool;
- Feedback informed clinical work;
- Documentation of change;
- Working with couples, families and children, groups and mandated clients in a feedback informed manner;
- Adjustment of therapy based on feedback;
- Expert performance and deliberate practice;
- Using feedback informed therapy as a management approach;
- Feedback informed supervision
- Models of Supervision
- Utilising Supervision to Improving Clinical Outcomes
- IPR & Reflexive Practice in Supervision
- Exploring Therapist Factors in Outcome via Supervision
Learners are required to complete a 4,000-word assignment. There are two components to the assignment, which is submitted in one document:
Part One – Review of Scientific Literature (1,500 words):
In this section, learners will complete an in-depth review of the relevant literature and will demonstrate ability to critically evaluate the scientific research underpinning feedback informed therapy. Learners will consider the impact of Feedback Informed Practice on outcome and process in therapy, and will consider issues of validity, feasibility and reliability.
Part Two – Clinical Application (2,500 words):
In this section, learners will demonstrate how they have integrated feedback and enhancement mechanisms into practice, under supervision. Learners should showcase how they identified a client at elevated risk of premature dropout and how they have used clinical measures as a means of improving the therapeutic alliance and outcomes in that particular case. The clinical application section should highlight the learner’s ability to intervene using feedback and to engage in deliberate practices of reflexivity and supervision as a means of improving performance and impacting on outcome and alliance.
- IICP College, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24
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- This programme will be delivered in a blended learning formatting including both classroom and online inputs.
Waiting List in Operation. Please complete the Registration of Interest below or email Triona@iicp.ie for further information.