Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People (PA 3) (X3252)

15 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module consolidates and extends the therapeutic approaches strand of BACY. It introduces a range of applications of talk, play and arts based psychological therapies. It critically engages with the theoretical frameworks and research that support different approaches to working therapeutically with children and young people in professional contexts.

It overviews psychodynamic, person centred and integrative theoretical constructions for working with the therapeutic relationship. It introduces play and art therapy, systemic, cognitive, group-work and mindfulness approaches and skills. It explores professional issues such as school-based counselling and multi-professional practice, working with families and children’s networks, supervision and safeguarding.


100%: Seminar


100%: Practical (Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 114 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.