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Psychosocial and Psychodynamic Practice


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • ConvenorBridget Townsend/Donata Puntil
  • Assessment: a two-part essay on psychosocial studies (100%) and a two-part assessment of psychodynamic practice (pass/fail)

Module description

The main aims of this module are to further develop:

  • the capacity for self-knowledge and self-reflection, especially an understanding of one’s inner world and how this impacts on counselling/therapy work
  • the capacity for ethical and professional thinking and practice as a psychodynamic counsellor/therapist
  • psychological/emotional maturity in clinical work.

Learning objectives

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

  • skills in thinking psychodynamically about counselling/therapy issues, and making professional communications about counselling/therapy work
  • the capacity for self-reflection, especially knowledge of one’s inner world and how it impacts on counselling/therapy work, and one’s role in groups and institutions
  • the capacity for professional and ethical thinking in counselling/therapy.