Course name

Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work With Children and Young People (TWCYP)

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is intended for professionals working with children, young people and their families/carers in a variety of work settings, either in the public, voluntary or private sectors, who are interested in extending their understanding of human development, interactions and relationships from a psychoanalytic perspective and applying their learning to their professional work.  Students develop a rigorous, disciplined approach to ‘psychoanalytic observation’ alongside an understanding of psychoanalytic concepts and theory relevant to their professional practice.  It is intended to facilitate professional development and enhance work practice in the student’s chosen field.

Course description

This part-time Masters professional development course offers an understanding of emotional development and relationships, and their relevance to working with infants, pre-schoolers, children, young people and their families. 

Watch the presentation

Hear from Course Lead, Joanne Young, about the course.  This video was recorded for our virtual Open Day.

Award

  • MSc Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work With Children and Young People.
  • Certified by University of Strathclyde and Human Development Scotland.

Like many organisations that provide training and education programmes, we have adapted our training to deliver this online (where possible) due to COVID-19. We are continuing to accept applications for our training courses and we will continue with contingency plans to deliver some of our teaching remotely or in a mixed format to ensure that the health of students and staff is our priority.  

Programme structure

Completing the course requires a minimum of two years part-time study for the Diploma and three years part-time study for the Masters.

  • The course is flexible, allowing modules to be taken singly or in combination, and is taught in small, multi-disciplinary groups.
  • The modular structure allows students to progress at their own pace to complete the whole course to Masters level or particular modules only.
  • Students wishing to complete the qualification in the minimum time should allocate the equivalent of two days per week, one for attending course seminars over three 10-week terms per year, and one for completing the associated course work.
  • It forms the pre-clinical part of the training in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and some students choose to progress to this training.

Timings

  • The course runs from October to June during the 30-week academic year
  • Course teaching currently takes place on Wednesdays from 13:00 to 18:30.
  • Teaching takes place at the HDS training suite in central Glasgow.

Entry requirements

  • A professional qualification requiring a minimum of one year’s training in: health; social work; education or child care e.g. residential or community care, counselling or the ‘therapies’, etc.
  • One year (minimum) post-qualifying experience in work with children, young people and their families.
  • Graduates who have undertaken considerable relevant voluntary work during their undergraduate years may also be considered.
  • Continuing professional direct work with children and/or young people throughout the course at a work setting that supports the work practice and observations necessary for the course requirements.
  • A capacity to reflect on oneself in relation to work and to others.

Costs

  • £999 per module or £2,997 for MSC module.
  • The University of Strathclyde registration fee is currently £406 per module. 
  • Fees are reviewed each year.

Funding

  • Our courses are not eligible for SAAS funding as we are not a publicly funded university.
  • Students on this course can apply for the HDS bursary.  If granted, it will be a small contribution towards tuition fees and will not cover the full amount of any module fee. Discounts may be available if you take the full 3 modules in one year.  Click here to find out more about funding.

Enquiries and application

  • Application deadline is noon on Wednesday 30 June 2021 Applications after this date will not normally be accepted but may be considered depending on numbers.
  • For successful applicants, please note interviews are due to take place in July.
  • Complete the online application form here. Or download the application form in Microsoft Word (see below) to complete it and email it to us. 
  • Click here to ask us a question or email [email protected] or call 0141 331 2419.

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