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MCP0003 - Child psychotherapy 3 year 2

8 points, SCA Band 3, 0.167 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mrs J Beaufoy


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Seminars include psychoanalytic theories and psychopathology including an in-depth study of the work of Sigmund Freud and Melanie Klein. The applied seminars continue and include consultation, ethics and research. Clinical Supervision: individual psychotherapy supervision, 2 hours per week. Parent Therapy Supervision, 1 hour per week. Infant Observation Seminar, 2 hours per week.


The objectives of this unit are:

  1. To continue an exploration in seminars of the fundamental psychoanalytic and developmental theories.
  2. To explore the application of these theories to various aspects of clinical work both in seminars and clinical supervision.
  3. To acquire knowledge of the application of ethical issues, consulation to, and research in the area.
  4. To observe the ongoing development of a non-clinical infant for one hour per week, from birth until at least six months of age.
  5. To undertake psychotherapy with children, adolescents and parents, to present this work to the clinical supervisors; to be able to demonstrate a beginning competence with the various techniques in the work.


Trainees' performance on seminars
Written account of the year's infant observations to be submitted
Written report submitted by clinical supervisors for each trainee detailing progress made
An integration of the various aspects of the unit are to be demonstrated in the students' clinical work