This course aims to provide a therapeutic base for professionals who are working with children and adolescents. It will provide both the strategies and the underpinning theory for working with children and adolescents appealing to all professionals in this sector, e.g. teachers, counsellors, nursery nurses, social workers, youth workers etc. The course supports employability and career development in these fields. The theory will include developmental psychology attachment theory and the theoretical back ground to play therapy. It is a course that is suitable for CPD and carries 20 credits at the postgraduate level in Counselling/Psychotherapy and other areas. Teaching and learning methods are diverse and include seminars, group discussions, experiential exercises, and lectures. There are two assignments an essay and a case study or a critique of a relevant research paper.
Short Course / CPD
24 taught hours over one semester: 10th ,17th June and 1st & 8th July 9.30-4.30pm; four months including assessments
School of Nursing
No Partner College
10th,17th June and 1st & 8th July 9.30-4.30pm
The module is part-time and so is particularly suited to those in employment. It is also a course that carries twenty credits at Level 7, which can contribute to further study at Level 7.
Child and adolescent development, including attachment theory (Bowlby), Eriksson and other developmental psychologists.
A diverse range of learning and teaching strategies will be used including seminars, group discussion, case studies and case discussion experiential exercises, lectures. The experiential exercises will follow Kolb's Learning cycle.
A negotiated essay on a related topic. A case study or critique of a research paper.
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