This module is taught via a range of distinct styles of seminar:
Theory Seminars - For the theory seminars you will read texts before the seminar and come ready to participate in discussions with the tutor and each other. You may be asked to prepare a short presentation on the week’s texts, or to bring particular points of interest or concern to pursue in the seminar. In some seminars the tutor will provide an introduction to the topic, or play a more leading role in gathering and organising the learning from the reading of the text.
Workshops - There will be some workshops dedicated to the exploration of psychosocial and clinical issues. They will focus on building deeper knowledge of and confidence in dealing with a diverse client group and diverse clinical situations.
Clinical Seminars - You will bring written, detailed accounts of your clinical work on placement. These will be discussed in depth, with attention given to -:
• an understanding of the dynamics within the client
• an understanding of the family and other systems around the client
• an understanding of the dynamics between client and counsellor
• an understanding of the transference/countertransference interactions
• matters of psychodynamic technique in interventions with the client
• organisational issues relevant to the encounter
• any ethical or boundary issues relevant to the encounter
Each week, the teaching will take place as follows:
Seminar 1 – Workshop
Seminar 2 – Theory seminar
Seminar 3 – Clinical seminar
On alternate weeks there will be a shorter workshop with the latter half of the slot dedicated to a reflective group.