6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
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.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- display an understanding and knowledge of the theories of Donald Winnicott and Melanie Klein relevant to child development;
- 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;
- to understand the historical context in which these theorists sit and their contribution to the field of understanding and working with children and adolescents;
- demonstrate knowledge of the specific similarities and differences between these theorists and their theories; and
- to examine these theoretical concepts by the use of case examples as illustrations.
- Written assignment (40%)
- Journal 1 (20%)
- Journal 2 (20%)
- On-campus workshop / Alternative assessment (20%)
All assessments must be passed to pass the unit.
Off-campus attendance requirements
Two day on-campus workshop.
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Must be enrolled in course code M6022