Ministry of Education (Iraq) Visit

A Study Tour organised by the British Council

  • Date

    Wed 6 Mar 19

Delegation from the MoE Iraq

On 4 March the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies welcomed a second delegation from the Ministry of Education (Iraq) on a British Council organised study tour.

This group, from the Baghdad area, came to the University to meet with Sue Kegerreis and hear more about our BACP-accredited MA Psychodynamic Counselling programme.

 As Sue explains:

"The delegation were interested in our approach both to school counselling itself and to training school counsellors as the role is interpreted differently here from in their services.  They were interested in learning about our psychodynamic approach and there was discussion about the more purely clinical role which our trainees are offering than is usual in their system.  

They were interested in the difficulties faced by our trainees on placement and somewhat relieved that there was much common ground in this regard.  They were also interested in how we interviewed and recruited, how we showed effectiveness."

The delegation also met with alumni and had a tour of our Colchester campus.
As with the previous visit in December 2018 the University of Essex was the only University which the delegation visited.