This course is relevant for all professionals working with infants, children, adolescents and adults across a range of settings including education, social care, residential care, and physical and mental health. It is also a perfect opportunity for applicants who have a keen interest in people, to explore a psychoanalytical approach to human development.
The University of Sunderland, in collaboration with the Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (NSCAP) based in Leeds, and local Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists, offers a 30-credit module at Level 7 in Personality Development with funding opportunities available through the University.
This course will examine a range of themes including infancy, puberty, late adolescence, adulthood and old age, and will be delivered by highly experienced clinicians who specialise in these areas of personality development.
There will be ten, half-day sessions (two 1.25 hours plus break) taught once a month on a Saturday with the emphasis being on ordinary development.
Sessions will be facilitated by an experienced psychoanalytic clinician. After registering for the course, you will be asked to purchase ‘Inside Lives’ a book by Margot Waddell about personality development. You will be required to read one chapter of this book related to the relevant stage of development ahead of each of the ten seminars.
The monthly seminars will be divided into two parts. The first part will involve discussion of the reading material itself. The second part will aim to link the theoretical issues discussed in part one to the professional experiences of the participants. In addition to group discussion, the themes will be explored and brought to life via other mediums such as films and literature.
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Normally a degree qualification in any subject is necessary for undertaking the full pre-clinical learning requirements. However, dependent upon an applicant having other recognised qualifications and relevant work experience, applicants without a first degree may be considered.
ESF funding is available for 12 participants each year. This funding arrangement applies to the area covered by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. Applicants from those areas must have priority, other areas within the North East may be able to access if places are available.
You are also required to purchase a copy of Inside Lives’ by Margot Waddell which retails for around £28.
This information was correct at the time of publication.