PA967-7-FY-CO:
Personal Development

The details
2019/20
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
15
20 May 2019

 

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

 

PA969

Key module for

MA C89D24 Psychodynamic Counselling,
MA C89D36 Psychodynamic Counselling (3 year)

Module description

This module provides you with the opportunity to develop and consolidate the personal capacities to take up the role of psychodynamic practitioner. It concentrates on the ability to reflect on your own experience as a key element in psychodynamic work. It gives you opportunities to take ownership of your own learning experience and to take responsibility for yourself as a learner, a member of the course group, a member of the staff in the placement and a clinician. It encourages further and deeper awareness of the conscious and unconscious elements in ourselves and between ourselves and others that provide the background to all human relationships and interactions.

Module aims

This module aims at helping students:
* To develop better understanding of ourselves as individuals, as learners, as clinicians and as members of a group and a team
* To develop further understanding of the role of the unconscious in individuals and in interactions between individuals
* To develop and consolidate the capacity for reflective practice
* To use reflective practice in working with clients and in supervision as a psychodynamic practitioner
* To consolidate the personal capacities and values required in professional clinical practice

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to:
* reflect on your own experience
* reflect on your own clinical learning journey
* use reflective thinking in clinical work
* reflect on group and organisational dynamics and your participation in them
* use reflective thinking in the supervision relationship

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There is no specific reading for this module as it draws on material from other modules. However, students are encouraged to consult BACP ethical framework for guidance on personal qualities and values required in counselling. Tutorials will devote time to reflect on your learning journey and observation seminars will help develop self-reflective capacities. A group relations weekend will be held in the Spring Term in which the learning will be experiential. During this weekend you will be asked to take part in a range of groups in order to study group and inter-group behaviour, to learn about the roles you take up in groups, the effect on you of group behaviour and the effect of your behaviour on the groups you are in. Experiential groups will be held regularly in the Autumn and Spring terms to prepare you for the Group Relations experience and to aid self-reflection. At least one seminar will be offered to reflect on the Group Relations experience and a seminar will be held to prepare for the reflective report.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Essay 12/05/2020 100%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Sue Kegerreis
Student Administrator 5A.202; Tel: 01206 873745; Email: ppspgt@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

Dr Anne Elizabeth Worthington
Middlesex University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.

 

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