This module is aimed at developing and refining students’knowledge and understanding of key theoretical approaches in psychotherapy (focusing on humanistic/existential, cognitive, behavioural and metacognitive approaches). This module is designed primarily for students who wish to go on to work in psychotherapeutic setting and/or purse further training in the area. As such, each week we will include both a theoretical and practical components where students will be able to familiarise themselveswith the various approaches in role-plays and mini group work.
A 3,000 word essay; Submission date: 06/07/2018 by 17:00.
Title: Compare and contrast key theoretical assumptions and approaches to treatment of two psychotherapeutic modalities.
Importance of Student Self-Managed Learning Time
In addition to the face to face teaching time, students will be required to undertake self-managed learning time. Some of this time will be used to undertake preparatory reading for the forthcoming workshops. Students will also be expected to read around the subject in order to develop more in-depth knowledge that goes beyond that provided in class.
Key reading for each lecture will be provided by the lecturers. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one key reading for each lecture.
The following are core texts which provide an introduction to the psychotherapy theories presented: