ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES - 2017/8

Module code: PSYM082

Module provider

Psychology

Module Leader

TIBBLES P Dr (Psychology)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C850

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

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

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.

Module overview

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.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

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.

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.

Assessment Strategy

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.

Reading list

Reading list for ORGANISATIONAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION - PSYCHODYNAMIC APPROACHES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym082

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Supervision and Consultation: Psychotherapeutic and Organisational Approaches MSc 1 Core A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required 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 2017/8 academic year.