units

CPS5003

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Psychological Sciences
OfferedClayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Carolyn Coburn

Synopsis

This unit will consider the theories of Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein and their relevance to understanding the psychological development of children and adolescents in terms of both healthy development and the development of psychopathology. The unit will also examine the relevance of these theories to working therapeutically with children and adolescents.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be expected to:

  1. display an understanding and knowledge of the theories of Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein relevant to child development;
  2. to demonstrate the relevance of these theories to the psychological development of children and adolescents in terms of both healthy development and the development of psychopathology;
  3. to understand the historical context in which these theorists sit and their contribution to the field of understanding and working with children and adolescents;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the specific similarities and differences between these theorists and their theories; and
  5. to examine these theoretical concepts by the use of case examples as illustrations.

Assessment

Written assignment (40%)
Journal 1 (20%)
Journal 2 (20%)
On-Campus Workshop/Alternative Assessment (20%)
All assessments must be passed to pass the unit

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Two day on-campus workshop

Prerequisites

CPS5001 (DCP0001)