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HECS5188M Integration of Psychotherapeutic Theory, Practice and Intersubjectivity

15 creditsClass Size: 18

If you are applying for a stand-alone Masters level module please note you must meet either the general University entry criteria or the specific module pre-requisite for this level of study.

Module manager: John Lees

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

HECS3155Integration of Theory, Practice and Self

This module is not approved as an Elective


The module aims to facilitate and develop the integration of the student's theoretical understanding with clinical practice as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and reflexive awareness of intersubjective processes.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- Show an in depth understanding of intersubjective theories.
- Critically analyse current debates within relational psychotherapy theory.
- Integrate the above with reflective practice.
- Develop flexible clinical formulations based on theoretical analysis, critical reflexivity and intersubjective practice.


- Intersubjective approaches in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy
- Attachment and neuroscience
- Mirroring and attunement
- Clinical formulation within an intersubjective framework.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Group learning161.0016.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours50.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Reading
- Searching databases, journals
- Seminar preparation
- Assignment preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Participation in seminars and group learning activities.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or Dissertation3,000 words - an intersubjective approach to psychotherapeutic counselling100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2016


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