Improving the competencies of undergraduate mental health nursing (UGMHN) in Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills to increase access to psychological therapy.
With an expert research and advisory team this project will utilise the principles of intervention development through a six-step co-design approach to design a model for nurse educators to integrate the requirements to teach evidence-based low intensity CBT skills in UGMHN.
This will be combined with Kirkpatrick’s pedagogical evaluation framework & established CBT assessment scales to analyse and evaluate the results of a skills-based training model to assist UGMHN students to acquire competence in low intensity CBT skills for practice, in a way that is easy to identify, apply & quantify.
My project is funded by Letterkenny Institute of Technology, LYIT, Co. Donegal.
What is your ideal Research outcome?
Dr Karen Galway, Dr Olinda Santin and Mr Colin Hughes
Why did you choose this PhD and why at Queen’s?
I chose this PhD as it is an area of both professional & personal interest. QUB as I had previously completed a PG course in a similar topic area (my student experience) & also geographical location.
I am from Co. Donegal, my previous study at QUB was a post grad diploma in CBP
In what ways have you developed at Queen’s?
Areas of knowledge, skills & experience in professional practice and research
Where do you hope your PhD will lead?
Impact upon professional knowledge & research to enhance my current role & contribute to mental health nurse education.