Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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8 points, SCA Band 3, 0.1666667 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Jeanette Beaufoy


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.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Continue an exploration in seminars of the fundamental psychoanalytic and developmental theories of this work.
  2. Explore the application of these theories to various aspects of clinical work both in seminars and clinical supervision.
  3. Further examine research and thesis writing as relevant to the area.
  4. 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.
  5. Participate in regular research workshops and to develop a proposal for a thesis.


Trainees' performance on seminars
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

Chief examiner(s)


MCP5001 (MCP0001), MCP5002 (MCP0002), MCP5003 (MCP0003), MCP5004 (MCP0004) and MCP5005 (MCP0005).