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Module Title
Therapeutic Practice With Children
Reference SS4021 Version 6
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved September 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To promote awareness of the significance and potential of the groupcare milieu as a therapeutic environment.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Analyse the nature of therapeutic relationships within residential child care.
2 Analyse the processes which facilitate and hinder the development of a therapeutic milieu within residential child care.
3 Evaluate a therapeutic intervention within child care.

Indicative Module Content
Milieu Therapy. Behavioural Therapy. Play Therapy. Art Therapy. Music Therapy. Drama Therapy. Family Therapy. Ethnic Practice. Culture and Structure. Therapeutic Communities. Supervision and Support. Training and Qualifications Team building and team cohesion. Consultancy. Social Pedagogy/UK Therapeutic Practice/N American CYC. The content also reflects the knowledge, skills and professional confidence and competence requirements of the Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection (Scottish Executive, 2006)

Module Delivery
Full Time This module is a mixture of lectures and workshops combined with student centred learning studies. Distance Learning This module is based on directed and private study supplemented by lectures and tutorials. Introductory lectures are linked to course materials. Directed and private study is supported by tutorials.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 24 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 126 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Essay

Explanatory Text
This module has one component with a 100% weighting. All learning outcomes are assessed by an essay.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Successful completion of Stage 3 modules or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules Full Time Only SS4005 Social Work in a Global Context, and SS4016 Management in Social Work Settings.

1 ODL Materials, RGU.
2 Copley, B. & Forryan, B.,1997.(2nd Ed). Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People, London: Cassell.
3 Dryden, W. ed.2002. 4th ed. Handbook of Individual Therapy, London: Sage.
4 Hazler, R. J., & Barwick, N.,2001. The Therapeutic Environment, Buckingham:Open University Press.
5 Ward, A.,2008. Intuition is Not Enough: Matching Learning with Practice in Therapeutic Child Care, London: Routledge.
6 Anglin, J. P.,2002. Pain, Normality and the Struggle for Congruence. New York: Haworth Press.
7 Tait, A., & Woosu, H.,2013. Direct Work With Vulnerable Children: Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781