Psychodynamic Theory and Practice 2
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Postgraduate: Level 7
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
20 May 2019
Requisites for this module
MA C89D24 Psychodynamic Counselling,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling (3 year)
This module provides further theoretical and clinical seminars and workshops to deepen students' understanding of the theory and practice of psychodynamic counselling. The theory seminars extend the students' understanding of a range of typical client presentations, providing psychodynamic understanding of work with clients with a range of different symptoms/problems.
The workshops provide a more experiential and practical opportunity for learning. The clinical seminars help the students develop in their approach to clinical work, using the theoretical learning to deepen and broaden their expertise. They will develop further the student's ability to learn from the work of others, to bring creative clinical thinking to bear on a range of cases and to learn from the input of others to their own work.
This module aims at helping students
1. To consolidate the students' capacity to operate as effective psychodynamic practitioners
2. To further extend the understanding of the clinical role in context
3. To provide further practical and theoretical support for clinical work on placement
4. To broaden and deepen understanding of client presentations
5. To broaden and deepen understanding of ways of working with them
By the end of the module you should have:
1. Deeper understanding of the professional role of counsellor
2. Greater confidence in taking up the role as an established practitioner
3. Familiarity with a wider range of client presentations
4. Consolidated familiarity and skill in a range of different techniques used in psychodynamic work
No additional information available.
Theory seminars consist of a lecture component followed by discussion. Students read ahead of the seminars so they can join in discussion and bring relevant examples from their clinical work. Sometimes students might be asked to present the theoretical topic themselves.
Workshops are more experiential with role-plays, practical exercises and creative approaches to the topic of the week.
In clinical seminars students will present detailed descriptions of their clinical work which will be discussed with the group.
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The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
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