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%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: