Comments about Psychoanalytic Observational Studies MPsychObs - Postgrad. Dip. - At the institution - Leeds - West Yorkshire
The course is designed to help people deepen their understanding and awareness of human development and interaction and to help participants to think about their work from a psychodynamic perspective. The course offers participants the opportunity to develop observational skills within a psychoanalytic framework and to apply this in their professional work.
Entry requirements English language requirements: * Students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of English is adequate for graduate study. Academic entry requirements: * Normally a degree or recognised equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field is required. Students are required to be working in a professional capacity with children, adolescents or families. They are generally expected to have had at least one year’s experience of such work before commencing the course. This need not be in a clinical setting.
Psychoanalytic Observational Studies MPsychObs / Postgrad. Dip.
School of Medicine
The School of Medicine is a unitary department headed by the Dean of the School. In addition to its main responsibilities for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education the School has a commitment to high quality research which is undertaken under the auspices of three research institutes: Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM), Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, and the Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research.
What you study
This is a part-time course with teaching taking place one day a week in mainly small-group seminars. The programme content can be broadly divided into two areas:
1) The close observation of infants and young children in their home or care setting together with the opportunity to reflect on and discuss this observational experience in a small-group setting facilitated by experienced child and adolescent psychotherapists. These groups provide opportunities also to reflect on the student’s work setting.
2) A series of seminars and tutorials enabling the student to become familiar with a large body of theoretical knowledge concerning child development, psychoanalytic theory and child development research including basic research methodology.