Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that trigger certain functions and behaviours. The immediate goal in psychology is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases. Many practitioners of applied psychology believe that one of the objectives of the field is to benefit society. Psychologists investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships.
While psychological knowledge is typically applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. Following a degree in psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical, counseling, and school positions). Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behavior (typically in university psychology departments) and/or teach such knowledge in academic settings. Also, working in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles (e.g., human resources or training and employee development) is an option for those with a degree in the field.
Occupational Therapy is an exciting and rewarding field working with children and adults who have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities that interfere with their ability to engage in life's tasks. There are a variety of career options and the job outlook for OT’s is outstanding because of the shortage of practitioners. The Program in Occupational Therapy prepares students to work with children and adults who have physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities that interfere with their ability to engage in life's tasks. Occupational therapists serve as vital members of a treatment team, consulting with physicians, physical and speech therapists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, vocational counselors, teachers, other specialists, and family members. They blend a scientific knowledge of the human body and mind with an understanding of the challenges of disability, environment, and culture.
The challenges of youth and community work are constantly changing and our course has been designed to help you face that change and engage with the policies and ideologies associated with this dynamic area.
Psychology at Kent offers a supportive, dynamic and diverse environment for creative research and learning.
Walden University’s Online Master of Social Work (MSW) program is designed to help you expand your career opportunities in the field of social work and help marginalized and oppressed populations improve their quality of life. The Addiction specialization offers you the chance to explore the latest theories related to different types of addictions such as substance abuse, gambling or binge eating.
Extend your knowledge in Mental Health with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Health. As part of your studies, you will further develop expertise skills in mental health care, enabling you to work as a clinically skilled member of mental health teams in developing and established services.
The occupational therapy programmes at London South Bank University (LSBU) aims to provide an education centred on the meaning and performance of occupations in life. According to the College of Occupational Therapists (2011); occupational therapists "work with people facing physical, mental and social disabilities to help them do the things they want to do".
All of our taught Master’s (MSc) programmes have been recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as meeting the nationally recognised criteria for preparation training for PhD research.
This program provides all of the academic coursework required to qualify for the Board Certificed Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. The curriculum includes 5 courses that have been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The curriculum can be completed in 3 semesters.
Walden University’s M.S. in Addiction Counseling helps prepare you to provide treatment and intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been affected by substance abuse and other behavioral addictions. The Addictions and Public Health specialization helps you develop an in depth knowledge of the cultural, social and behavioral factors that impact public health.
How do memories, emotions, cognition, and consciousness actually work? This MSc programme focuses on cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and modelling to understand the specific molecular, physiological, and cognitive mechanisms that underlie behaviour.
Do you want to advance your professional skills and specialise in Clinical Psychology? USQ Master of Psychology (Clinical) provides advanced training in psychological assessment and clinical intervention. This degree offers much of the coursework component in three two-day workshops, for each course, spread over the semester. With a focus on rural clinical health, this degree has been developed to meet the needs of Psychologists wishing to specialise in Clinical Psychology, whilst forging a pathway to the Doctor of Psychology (Clinical).
Walden University’s M.S. in Addiction Counseling helps prepare you to provide treatment and intervention strategies for individuals whose lives have been affected by substance abuse and other behavioral addictions. The Family Studies and Interventions specialization prepares professional counsellors who can address the mental health needs of a diverse modern society.