Component

MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
BA Childhood Studies options

Final Year, Component 06

Option(s) from list
GV538-6-SP
From Cradle to Grave: Social Justice in Childhood, Adulthood, and Death
(15 CREDITS)

Theories of justice are still being worked on and developed today. You question contemporary theories of justice through applying them to some of the most controversial issues dominating contemporary politics.

PA210-6-AU
Counselling Skills for Therapeutic Work
(30 CREDITS)

This module will help you put psychodynamic theory into practice. You will learn skills and techniques used in counselling and how to apply these to working therapeutically with an individual child, adolescent, or adult. You will study written material relating to counselling skills and take part in workshop based learning to support your theoretical understanding.

PA223-6-AU
Trauma and Recovery: A Psychodynamic Approach
(15 CREDITS)

What place does trauma have within psychoanalytic thinking? What impact does loss have on children? Or on adolescents and adults? Explore human development and organisational dynamics by studying themes of child abuse, deprivation, loss and trauma. Understand the implications for organisations working with traumatised people.

PA228-6-AU
Counselling Skills with Children and Adolescents - Theory
(15 CREDITS)

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of psychodynamic counselling and provide you with a grasp of the key skills useful in supportive work with children and adolescents. You will also deepen your understanding of the dynamics of relationships and encounters between staff and children/adolescents.

PA238-6-AU
Refugee Voices and Narratives
(15 CREDITS)
PA241-6-AU
Dream, Myth, and Magic
(15 CREDITS)

In this module, you’ll explore three interrelated phenomena – dream, myth, and magic – that emerge at the intersection of the conscious and unconscious mind. Each was deeply involved, explicitly or implicitly, in the development of depth psychology, and each continues to be a site of reflection and controversy within the field.

SC326-6-FY
Psychiatry and Mental Illness
(30 CREDITS)

How has the concept of mental health been developed by psychiatrists? What role do genetic, psychological, social and cultural factors play in causing mental illness? How has mental health treatment developed? Critically examine mental illness, psychiatric thinking and practice, and mental health services, using real-life examples in your debates.

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