This unit in psychodynamic psychotherapy builds on and extends psychodynamic skills and knowledge acquired in the introductory psychodynamic therapy unit. The primary goal is to deepen students’ understanding of the psychodynamic therapy process and refine their therapeutic interventions, making them more confident and effective in their psychodynamic work. While some of the unit topics will be the same topics covered in first year units, treatment of these topics will be more detailed, critical, technique oriented, and grounded in students’ own clinic experience. Relevant video material will be used as an educational resource to illustrate technical principles. Additionally, this unit also includes new topics and emphases, either not addressed or not covered in detail previously. Students will be introduced to the theory and technique of child and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapy, case formulation and treatment planning. Attachment status and its implications for psychotherapy process and interventions will also be covered.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.