MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care

Job Title: MSc in Psychological Therapy in Primary Care
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Dundee
Salary: £26,830
Job Published: July 20, 2017 17:24

Job Description

This training course is jointly run by the Universities of Stirling and Dundee, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland, and a number of NHS Psychological Services across Scotland. On completion of this Masters level course trainees will be equipped with the core skills for assessing and treating adult patients who are suffering from a range of common mental health disorders, typically presenting in Primary Care NHS settings. This highly demanding 12-month course will focus on Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy approaches and on applying evidence based psychological interventions to assessment and treatment of mental health problems. 

Successful applicants to the course will be based in and employed concurrently by a local NHS Scotland Psychology Service where all clinical placements, involving supervised, direct work with patients, will be undertaken. Consideration will be given to the applicant’s preferred NHS locality as far as possible.  Trainees’ fees and travel expenses will be covered, and salaries paid at agreed national levels (A4C Band 6, first spine point, currently £26,830). 

Applicants will have the Graduate Basis for Chartership with the British Psychological Society and an Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above), or equivalent BPS recognised MSc conversion qualification. Those successful will have graduate level knowledge of psychological theories e.g. learning theory and research methodology and statistics as well as demonstrating an awareness of applied psychology and Primary Care within the NHS. Applicants will have excellent communication skills and bring a clear awareness of professional expectations. 

The course has applied to the BABCP for Level 1 accreditation.

Participating Health Boards will be; Ayrshire and Arran; Borders; Dumfries and Galloway; Fife; Forth Valley; Grampian; Greater Glasgow and Clyde; Lanarkshire; Lothian; Orkney; Tayside.

Application forms, job details and course and NHS employment particulars are available from:

Applicants will need to provide both academic and non-academic/work references.

Closing date: Friday 11th August 2017