PA966-7-FY-CO:
Different Approaches

The details
2023/24
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
15
24 August 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

PA969

Key module for

MA C89D24 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (3 year),
MA C89D48 Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (4 year),
MA C89DFD Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (3 year)

Module description

This module broadens the range of interventions familiar to the students. It covers other applications of psychodynamic thinking, in family, group and shorter-term work, and then introduces the students to other orientations in work with children and adolescents. It will not provide sufficient grounding in these other approaches for the students to be proficient in them, but will provide enough for the students to understand the basic ideas underpinning them so they can have a respectful awareness of where psychodynamic thinking sits in the wider range of potential interventions. The module also covers assessment, so that the students can be alert to issues informing choice of treatment.

Module aims

• To enable students to use their psychodynamic understanding in flexible ways
• To enable students to understand how their psychodynamic thinking can help them work with groups, parents and others
• To make students aware of how their psychodynamic understanding can be adapted to short and very short term work as well as longer term counselling
• To bring to students the awareness of other orientations to facilitate constructive relationships with other services
• To enable students to understand where psychodynamic thinking is situated in a wider range of approaches
• To lay the foundations for students to be able to make informed judgements as to what is the most appropriate intervention in particular cases

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
• apply psychodynamic understanding flexibly to different interventions
• use psychodynamic thinking in relation to groups, families, parents and others
• adapt psychodynamic work to short and very short-term models
• have sufficient knowledge of them to have constructive connections with other colleagues and services
• understand where psychodynamic thinking is situated in a wider range of approaches
• understand the assessment task and of issues of choice of treatment and treatment of choice

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There will be lectures and presentations in the theory seminars, some from course staff and others from visiting experts in different approaches. Workshops will be used in a flexible way to practise and gain experiential awareness of key issues in other approaches.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Essay  21/05/2024  100% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Deborah Wright, email: dlswri@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Deborah Wright
Student Administrator 5A.202; Tel: 01206 873745 Email: ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr Mike Keating
Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
Head of Training
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 4 hours, 4 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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