ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - SYSTEMIC APPROACHES - 2018/9

Module code: PSYM081

Module Overview

This core module will support the development of the skills and competencies needed when offering organisational consultation, coaching and mentoring using a systemic approach. This will involve focussing on the interactive and communicative processes occurring in organisations in order to promote change and a culture of new learning, and on using the social constructionist perspective to take a meta-position in relation to understanding the organisation and the individuals who work within it.

This module can be purchased as an independent CPD module.

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: C850

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

At least one of the following three: A practitioner psychologist (clinical, counselling, educational, occupational, health, forensic) eligible to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and with a specialist training in systemic psychotherapy leading to eligibility to register with AFT and the UKCP as a systemic psychotherapist. A qualified systemic psychotherapist eligible to be registered with AFT and the UKCP. Qualification in a relevant profession with training in psychology at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level (teaching, medicine, nursing, human resources, social work, occupational therapy) and a specialist training in systemic psychotherapy leading to eligibility to register with AFT and the UKCP.   All those following this pathway should be qualified systemic psychotherapists with two years post-qualification experience as supervisors and consultants and who as part of their employment will be able to use a systemic approach when consulting to organisations.

Module content

1. The student supervisors/consultants will undertake an organisational project based on the systemic model with the primary objective of developing a coaching/mentoring relationship with senior staff in order to provide a more facilitative environment within the organisation.

2. The student supervisor/consultant will present at least two audio-visual recordings of their coaching/mentoring practice.

3. Feedback, guidance, and advice given on that practice by course peers and staff members.

4. Student supervisors/consultants will meet regularly at the University for teaching of theoretical concepts, consolidating theory-practice links, micro-skills training, exploration of ethical dilemmas, and supervision of practice.

5. Each student supervisor/consultant will be part of an e-discussion group and a peer supervision group.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PORTFOLIO OF PRACTICE IN AN ORGANISATION 50
Coursework AUDIO-VISUAL RECORDING WITH DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT (MAX 1500 WORDS) 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The summative assessment for this module consists of:

 A portfolio of practice in an organisation will be submitted at the end of Semester 1 Year 2. The portfolio should highlight the student consultant’s development in their critical understanding and application systemic concepts to working with professional staff. The portfolio should include records of coaching practice and include how feedback from coaching clients and also peer group supervision was critically reflected on and subsequently integrated into practice. Similarly there should be records of the consultation and advice given to peers training as coaches. Relevant log books of practice should be included. A mark of 50% or above must be obtained to pass.

 At the end of Semester 1 the student will make an audio-visual recording of a coaching/mentoring session and write an accompanying descriptive account (max 1500 words). There should be a focus on critical appraisal of organisational and contextual issues for review and formative feedback from a programme staff member. A mark of 50% or above must be obtained to pass.

 Formative assessment and feedback

 At the beginning of Semester 1 the student will make an audio-visual recording of a coaching/mentoring session and write an accompanying descriptive account (max 1500 words). There should be a focus on critical appraisal of organisational and contextual issues for review and formative feedback from a programme staff member. Formative feedback only is given for this assignment.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Methods of Teaching / Learning

A mix of experiential and didactic methods, to include: lectures, small group work, experiential workshops, micro-skills teaching; simulations, seminars, role plays, and review of audio-visual recordings. SurreyLearn will be used by students to access to some of this material and to join a discussion group.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - SYSTEMIC APPROACHES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym081

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc 1 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.