PA969-7-FY-CO:
Professional Development 2

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)
PA964 and PA966 and PA984
PA961 and PA965 and PA967 and PA968
(none)

 

(none)

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 aims to develop the student's capacity to work effectively and ethically as a psychodynamic practitioner on placement, using the learning from the rest of the course. As such it is at the core of the course, showing the student's developing professional identity and counselling skill. The student will work with approximately 3 clients each week, receiving weekly supervision (as a minimum) from an external supervisor. A report and pass or fail grade will be provided by the supervisor, but in addition the learning from the module will be assessed by means of a detailed learning journey report.

Module aims

This module aims at helping students:
* To develop further the ability to use psychodynamic theory and insight in professional practice
* To develop further understanding of the role of psychodynamic counsellor in context
* To develop further a professional approach to practice
* To develop further the ability to make thoughtful use of supervision
* To develop further the skills and techniques used in professional psychodynamic practice
* To establish the necessary skills and attitudes for independent practice after qualification

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
* use psychodynamic theory in practice
* inhabit the role of psychodynamic counsellor effectively
* demonstrate a professional attitude in practice on placement
* demonstrate thoughtful use of supervision
* use personal therapy to inform and deepen practice
* manage independent practice after qualification

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module is based on the placement experience and clinical seminars at the University. There are no readings specifically attached to this module and each week consists of the presentation and discussion of clinical material provided by students.

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   Report  23/04/2024  100% 
Practical   Supervisor's report     

Additional coursework information

The module is assessed via a Learning Journey Report (5000 words). This is similar to a reflective report in that it focusses on your own learning journey, but it is more centrally focussed on your development as a clinician. There is also a supervisor’s report which must be given a passing grade. A report will be requested from each student’s individual clinical supervisor. This will be given a qualitative grade rather than a percentage mark. If the grade given is a 1 (fail) then the student will not pass. If the grade given is a 2 (borderline fail) then a discussion will be held with the student to decide whether and how they can progress, using additional clinical input, towards being able to pass. If there are indications that this might be possible, then there will be an option to continue for another term attending clinical seminars, as is the case with insufficient hours, with a further supervisor report requested on a termly basis. A grade of 3 or above is required before a student can qualify.

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
Prof Susan Kegerreis, email: skeger@essex.ac.uk.
Professor Susan Kegerreis
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 25 hours, 15 (60%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
8 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information

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