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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.