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MCP0006 - Child psychotherapy 6 year 3

8 points, SCA Band 3, 0.167 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mrs J Beaufoy


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Seminars include psychoanalytic theories and psychopathology including the work of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion. Clinical and Research seminars continue. Clinical Supervision: individual psychotherapy supervision, 2 hours per week. Parent Therapy Supervision, 1 hour per week. Work Study 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 of this work.
  2. To explore the application of these theories to various aspects of clinical work both in seminars and clinical supervision.
  3. To further examine the psychodynamic functioning of groups and organisations, research and thesis writing as relevant to the area.
  4. To participate in a weekly work-study seminar where detailed accounts of an aspect of the workplace are discussed in a psychoanalytic framework.
  5. To submit a report on the experience of the work-study seminars for assessment.
  6. To undertake psychotherapy with patients viz. children, adolescents and parents and to present this work to the clinical supervisors, to be able to demonstrate clinical competence with the various techniques in the work and to demonstrate the capacity to function independently as a clinical child psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
  7. To participate in regular research workshops and to develop a proposal for a thesis.


Trainees' performance on seminars
Written report of the work study seminar 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