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Training in the psychology of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment


What is it?

We offer introductory training that develops knowledge and skills in

  • The psychology of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment
  • Practical skills in mindfulness based interventions
  • The evidence base for mindfulness based interventions in mental and physical health settings

Who is it for?

This training is suitable for anyone who works with others to help them accept, adjust to and cope with difficult life circumstances, for example, those with long term health conditions, chronic pain, or stress.

If you have a number of people who want to be trained, we can bring the training to you and tailor the programme to your specific needs. We also run training days on our Coventry campus, for individuals to attend. These too can be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals who sign up.

When is it?

Our on-campus workshop in mindfulness approaches will be on 4th September 2013. For further details or to book a place click here.

Weds 26th June: Routes to a doctorate in health psychology

The next Midlands Health Psychology Network Local Interest Group meeting will be Wednesday 26th June at 1pm here at Coventry University. This will be in Richard Crossman Building First Floor RC123.

Several speakers will be giving an overview of different routes to gaining a doctorate/phd – hugely useful for anyone who is considering furthering their career in this way.

For those who are external to the unversity please contact Dr Naomi Bartle (email ab3319@coventry.ac.uk) if you need further directions.

Hitting the road

Just heading home after an enjoyable (but rather hot) day facilitating the motivational interviewing behaviour change workshop.  Thank you very much to all involved.  Links to online forum, videos and evaluation to follow.  Here’s a short video to whet your appetite meantime…


Successful DHP Postgraduate Conference


Congratulations to our friends at the BPS Division of Health Psychology on their successful postgraduate conference last week. One of our recent graduates (Elaine Walklet) presented a poster based on her dissertation project.  This examined stress, coping and health behaviours in staff employed by the NHS IAPT service.

Further details of the event can be found at http://dhppostgraduateconference2013.weebly.com/

MSc Health Psychology International Visits


All our MSc students are eligible to join Coventry University Global Leaders Programme.  As well as many networking and personal/professional development activities, this may also involve trips overseas, organised, supported and subsidised by the university.

Two of our current students are active participants in Global Leaders.  One has travelled to Hong Kong and the other will soon be visiting India.  Further details of their adventures to follow.

Find out more about Global Leaders by clicking on the link above, or follow them on Facebook.

If you would like to suggest a site for students to visit, please do get in touch.

Study full-time or part-time

Both the MSc Health Psychology and the MSc Psychology of Health are available to study full-time in one year, or part-time in two years.

Full-time students attend classes Tuesdays and Thursdays for two 11 week semesters.

Part-time students attend Tuesdays only in the first year and Thursdays only in the second year.

For 2013/14

Semester one runs from the week beginning 30th September to the week beginning 9th December

Semester two runs from the week beginning 20th January to the week beginning 31st March

There are no scheduled classes in semester three (May to August).

Full-time students use semester three to complete their dissertations. Part-time students may be working then or perhaps doing work experience towards their placement.

Invitation for women to take part in research study about contraception

One of our current students (Natalia Dudzinski) is conducting a study on perceptions of long acting contraceptives.  If you would be interested in taking part, please click on the link below. This study has been reviewed and approved by Coventry University Ethics Committee.


Coming to our open day this Saturday? We can arrange a personal appointment

If you are planning to attend our open day this Saturday I would like to offer you a personal appointment to make sure you find out everything you need about the course. This will be in The Hub which is the main starting point for campus tours, etc.

Please email me at c.percy@coventry.ac.uk for your personal appointment time.
Looking forward to seeing you on the day.

Carol Percy
Course Director, MSc Health Psychology