Therapeutic Frame & Process
Year 1 - Term 1
10 Credits at HE Level M
15 taught hours
To develop a sophisticated understanding of the nature of the therapeutic relationship and ways of working with ruptures in therapy.
By the end of this module, typical students should be able to:
- Critically appraise research evidence related to the factors that influence the therapeutic frame.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of boundaries in psychodynamic practice.
- Negotiating and agree with potential clients appropriate achievable therapeutic goals or outcome and explain the process by which they can be achieved.
- Apply and monitor appropriate therapeutic interventions and strategies.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the change process in therapy and be able to recognise indicators of change.
- Recognise ways in which breaks and holidays may affect the relationship.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of "out of session" communication that clients may use.
- Recognise the importance of ruptures in the therapeutic frame and ways in which they may be used creatively to promote change.
- Develop an understanding developmental theory and the impact of client childhood relationships on the therapeutic relationship and therapy processes.
Summary of Content
- Introduction to evidence based and practice based evidence.
- Basic case formulation & contracting.
- BACP Ethical Framework & ethical practice.
- The Therapeutic Frame in practice.
- The Therapeutic Relationship: rupture and repair.
- Change processes & evaluating therapy outcomes.
- Outcome measures: understanding and using CORE-OM.
- Using countertransference.
- Working with diversity.
- 2,500 word commentary of a 30 minute role-play counselling session with actor.