ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES - 2018/9
Module code: PSYM082
This core module supports the development of the skills and competencies needed when offering organisational consultation, coaching and mentoring using psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches. The theoretical concept of the unconscious is regarded as fundamental when working psychodynamic within organisations, and this concept is explored in relation to contemporary psychoanalytic understanding of institutional life together with other related psychoanalytic concepts including the ‘parallel process’ and unconscious group dynamics. Trainee consultants are encouraged to think across unconscious and conscious boundaries in order to better reflect on the complexity of organisational life, which in turn can lead to more creative and responsive hypotheses and interventions to enhance positive change.
This module can be purchased as an independent CPD module.
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
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. A qualified psychotherapist or counsellor eligible to be registered with the BPC, UKCP or BACP. 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) with some additional training in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory and practice. All those following this pathway should be qualified professionals with two years post-qualification experience in providing supervision and consultation and who as part of their professional practice will be able to use a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach when working in organisations.
1. The student consultants will conduct an organisational project based on the psychoanalytic 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 will present at least two audio-visual recordings of their coaching/mentoring practice.
3. Feedback, guidance and advice on practice from 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 type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PORTFOLIO OF PRACTICE IN AN ORGANISATION||50|
|Coursework||AUDIO-VISUAL RECORDING WITH DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT (MAX 1500 WORDS)||50|
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
A portfolio of practice within 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 of psychoanalytic 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 summative 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.
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 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 for ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym082
Programmes this module appears in
|Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc||1||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module|
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