Module Details

PA969-7-FY-CO: Professional Development 2

Year: 2017/18
Department: Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Pre-requisites: PA961 AND PA965 AND PA967 AND PA968
Co-requisites: PA964 AND PA966 AND PA984

Supervisor: Mrs Susan Kegerreis
Teaching Staff: Sue Kegerreis
Contact details:

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module aims to develop the student's capacity to work effectively and ethically as a psychodynamic practitioner on placement, using the learning from the rest of the course. As such it is at the core of the course, showing the student's developing professional identity and counselling skill. The student will work with approximately 3 clients each week, receiving weekly supervision (as a minimum) from an external supervisor. A report and pass or fail grade will be provided by the supervisor, but in addition the learning from the module will be assessed by means of a detailed learning journey report.

Learning and Teaching Methods

This module is based on the placement experience. Clinical seminars and placement supervision will supply the knowledge and support needed to fulfil the requirements of this module.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


5000 word assignment


  • Kegerreis, S. Psychodynamic counselling with children and young people
  • French, L and Klein, R. Therapeutic Practice in Schools and Hopper, L, Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Spurling, L. Psychodynamic Counselling Palgrave Macmillan

Further information

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Anne Worthington
    Institution: Middlesex University
    Academic Role: Senior Lecturer