Assessment and coaching skills

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Doel vak

Not all psychological problems require protracted and intensive
treatment. Some of these problems can be addressed by low intensity
interventions. These interventions place a greater emphasis on patient
self-management and are less burdensome than traditional psychological
treatments. Practitioners delivering low intensity intervention assess
and support people with common mental health problems in the
self-management of their recovery. Primarily, this requires skilled
information gathering; practitioners should be able to undertake a
client centered interview which identifies both the persons main
difficulties and areas where the person which to see change and/or
recovery and which makes an accurate assessment of risk the person poses
to self or others.

This course focusses on first screening and thereby recognizing if a
patient is eligible for low intensity treatment by using a patient
centered interview and different screening instruments. We will pay
attention to risk assessment (i.e. suicide risk or risk to others) and
discuss which client- or diagnostic features are considered
contra-indications for low intensity treatment. Students will learn
which additional (diagnostic) steps should be taken if a low intensity
intervention is appropriate, how to refer to specialist care if low
intensity interventions are not suitable. Skill teaching throughout the
course will further develop students’ psychological interviewing skills
and provide them with an understanding of alliance building between
client and therapist.

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In the lectures, students will first learn about the function of low
intensity interventions (LII), and the place of LII in the mental health
care system. Additionally, we will focus on how alliances between client
and therapist can be build, and which (screening) assessments tools can
be used before, and during LII. We will end the course by discussing how
results can be integrated into a diagnostic and practical/ treatment
focussed conclusion, and how results should be reported and communicated
to the client.

Tutorials are an extension of the lectures. The tutorials are set up as
a skill training, whereas lectures provide student with background
theory. In the tutorials students practice with interviewing, reporting
and discussing results, and selecting, administering, and interpreting a
variety of (screening) tools.


Lectures and tutorials


1. Final exam with multiple choice as well as open-ended questions
2. Skills based competence assessment by means of video clips and a
written report


To be announced on Canvas

Algemene informatie

Vakcode P_BASCSK
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator dr. D.J. Zevalkink
Examinator dr. D.J. Zevalkink
Docenten I. Merkelbach
dr. D.J. Zevalkink

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