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Module code:PSYCGN45 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Observation 1: Parent Infant
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):
Organiser's location:Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Famili
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Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:Students will undertake a parent-infant observation that runs throughout the first year. Parent-infant observation has long been part of the training of psychoanalytic child psychotherapists, but is now seen as extremely valuable in a wide range of courses related to child mental health. Students observe an infant within his/her family for one hour per week in the home, and then discuss written observations in the weekly one and a half hour small group seminar. The observations not only give an opportunity to have a close-up experience of the development of a baby and the parent-infant relationship, but also to develop observational skills, which are essential for all good clinical work. 
Module aims: 
Module objectives:The aims and objectives of the observation courses are to 1. learn how to observe and reflect on infants’ and parents’ behaviour and interaction as well as to learn how to observe and recognise emotional reactions in self and other 2. train students to describe infant’s interactions in terms of the following: a) sequencing and timing of behaviours b) expression of affect (feelings) c) verbal and non-verbal communications 3. teach skills of setting descriptions of manifest behaviour in a conceptual theoretical framework, i.e. assessing a range of possible interpretations of the behaviours observed. 4. increase an awareness of how the theoretical framework determines one’s perspective. 5. teach and train students in adopting and maintaining an 'observational stance' 
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Module assessment:One essay (4,000 words) 100.00% 
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Last updated:2017-03-09 11:58:17 by ucjthum