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Psychopathology – Models of Mental Health

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About the Course

This course, by Professor Nick Maguire (University of Southampton), explores models of mental health. In the first module, we think about the medical model of mental health and some supporting research. In the second model, we think about the mechanisms of pharmacological treatments for psychological illness. In the third module, we think about some psychological models of, and treatment for, mental health problems. Next, we think about psychosocial treatments, which incorporate situation and circumstance into methods to tackle mental illness. In the fifth and final module, we think about how pharmacological and psychological forms of treatment can complement each other.

About the Lecturer

Professor Nick Maguire is associate professor in clinical psychology in the Psychology Department at the University of Southampton. Professor Maguire’s research interests are primarily in the mental health issues implicated in homelessness, including substance abuse and personality disorders. Professor Maguire’s recent publications include Developing Graduate Employability for a Challenging Labour Market: the validation of the Graduate Capital Scale (2021) and Individualised placement and support programme for people unemployed because of chronic pain: a feasibility study and the InSTEP pilot RCT (2021).

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