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Work Discussion


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7

Module description

This module provides an opportunity to take turns to present detailed studies of your work and your work situations for discussion. The seminars also provide a forum for integrating concepts from the theoretical seminars. There is an emphasis on observation and reflection and an attempt to consider how powerful defences against pain can operate at an institutional level to stop thinking and change. The conscious and unconscious meanings and alternative approaches to dealing with the work situation being presented are explored and the seminars reflect on how institutional dynamics can affect individual work with different client groups.

Reading is suggested at appropriate points according to the needs of the group.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • organise material from your work setting and make detailed presentations to the group
  • express your ideas verbally within group discussion
  • reflect on and apply psychoanalytic or Jungian analytic thinking to the issues raised in individual, institutional and interactive terms
  • demonstrate an openness to learning and a growing capacity to reflect on and to make use of the ideas of others.