6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Must be enrolled in course code M6022
This unit will consider the theories of Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein and their relevance to understanding the psychological development of children and adolescents in terms of both healthy development and the development of psychopathology. The unit will also examine the relevance of these theories to working therapeutically with children and adolescents.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Distinguish between the theories of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott relevant to child development
- Evaluate the relevance of these theories and their assumptions to the psychological development of children and adolescents in terms of both healthy development and the development of psychopathology
- Critically reflect upon the historical context in which these theorists sit and their contemporary contribution to the field
- Critically evaluate the similarities, differences and limitations of these theorists to modern practice
- Apply these theoretical concepts to case examples and analyse their relevance to clinical understanding and practice
- Written assignment (40%)
- Journal 1 (20%)
- Journal 2 (20%)
- On-campus workshop / Alternative assessment (20%)
All assessments must be passed to pass the unit.
Off-campus attendance requirements
Two day on-campus workshop.