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Psychosocial Care of Children, Adolescents and their Families

Credit bearing module

Key facts

Course code

CHNR7004

Start dates

September 2022

Course length

Part time: One semester

Academic level

7

Academic credits

20

Overview

This Psychosocial Care of Children, Adolescents and their Families module opens with a focus on developing psychosocial assessment skills from a sound theoretical basis. It then moves on to explore how using your assessment of family strengths and difficulties can inform planned interventions. A range of therapeutic approaches are introduced and you are encouraged to reflect on their use within your specific practice environment.

This module will develop your understanding of the psychosocial needs that are expressed through a child’s behaviour and emotions, and your ability to identify and implement ways of managing them.

healthcare professionals interacting with child

How to apply

Entry requirements

You must be working as a practitioner in a health or social care setting with babies, children or adolescents with access to families.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle Portal.

If you wish to take this as a standalone module then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student using our online application portal. You will need to register for the portal prior to proceeding with an application.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1,120 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1080 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

2023 / 24
CPD Home (UK) part time
£1,000 per single module if taken as a standalone module (PGASSO), or £1,120 per single module if taken as part of an award bearing course

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 483088

financefees@brookes.ac.uk

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The published course and module descriptions were accurate when first published and remain the basis of the course, but the University has had to modify some course and module content in response to government restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the event of changes made to the government advice and social distancing rules by national or local government, the University may need to make further alterations to the published course content. Detailed information on the changes will be sent to every student to ensure you have all the information before you come to Oxford Brookes.

Learning and assessment

This module encompasses practice in the work setting alongside a blended teaching approach will be taken for this module, delivered in units of e-learning, and seminars (a combination of synchronous or asynchronous), and experiential learning groups (ELG).

You will take turns to bring a case to the ELG. You will reflect on your work with a particular family. With guidance from the facilitator, the group will help you to make sense of your experience and of the family’s difficulties by applying the knowledge gained on the module. This builds the graduate attributes of academic literacy and critical self-awareness and personal literacy, also helping you to appreciate the relationship of these attributes to one another.

Assessed by 100% coursework.

healthcare professionals interacting with teenager

Learning and teaching

Outline syllabus:

  • psychosocial development across the lifespan, including cultural and historical context
  • understanding family dynamics and generational roles: applying structural interventions.
  • attachment in infancy, childhood and adulthood including trans-generational patterns
  • assessment and Interventions from a psychodynamic perspective including containment
  • understanding child and adolescent problems and disorders in the context of the family
  • behavioural assessment and intervention including positive parenting and managing challenging behaviour
  • cognitive behavioural approaches and application to anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
  • interventions when working with parents. Identifying and overcoming challenges.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

Coursework: Case study       

The aim of this case study is:

  • to use theoretical understanding of psychosocial development and of family systems to assess the problems of a child within their family context
  • to identify appropriate interventions, giving the rationale for these.

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.