PA237-5-AU-CO:
Introduction to Psychodynamic Concepts

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
04 October 2018

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA L333 Criminology with Counselling Skills,
BA L334 Criminology with Counselling Skills (Including Year Abroad),
BA L335 Criminology with Counselling Skills (Including Placement Year),
BA L330 Sociology with Counselling Skills (Including Placement Year),
BA L331 Sociology with Counselling Skills (Including Year Abroad),
BA L332 Sociology with Counselling Skills

Module description

This module will introduce and familiarise students with the key concepts of psychodynamic thinking. In particular, they will become aware of unconscious dynamics at work in individuals, groups and organisations. The module aims to develop the theoretical foundation for the counselling element of the programme. To this end, students will study the basis of a psychodynamic approach, the key theoretical ideas and their place within the discipline. The importance of the unconscious and early experience will be emphasised. Students will explore the way individuals affect one another, institutions affect the people who work in them and vice versa, and what relevance this has for therapeutic practice.


Aims
* To further familiarise students with the key concepts of psychodynamic thinking applied to individuals, groups and organisations
* To build on students' understanding of the psychodynamics of human behaviour by applying these ideas to groups and organisations.
* To become aware of the unconscious dynamics at work in individuals, groups and organisations.
* To begin to understand how psychodynamic insight can be applied to groups and organisations.
* To begin to understand the unconscious psychodynamics of institutions.


Learning Outcomes

1. Fuller understanding of key psychodynamic concepts and their place within discipline
2. Greater understanding of key psychodynamic concepts as they apply to individuals
3. Developed awareness of unconscious processes in relationships and interactions
4. Capacity to apply psychodynamic ideas to their workplace roles and relationships
5. Capacity to apply psychodynamic thinking to group and organisational dynamics
6. Basic understanding of the ways in which organisational dynamics have an impact on effective functioning

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module information

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Learning and teaching methods

There are 10 weeks of seminars. Teaching is of 2hrs duration, divided into two components. The first hour is a taught seminar, the second hour is a group discussion. Seminars may include workshops and other exercises.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 1 29/11/2019
Coursework Essay 2 13/01/2020

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Jochem Willemsen
ppsug@essex.ac.uk 01206 874969

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Anne Elizabeth Worthington
Middlesex University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 19 (95%) hours available to students:
1 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

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