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Year One Modules

Philosophical Worldviews, Religions and Belief Systems (Online)
Credit points:  15

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Existential and Human Issues (Online)
Credit points:  15
  • Do people have a nature? What happens to it during crises or transitions, or when facing death?  What part do emotions play in resolving these crises?
  • Anxiety in depth
  • Sexuality: does sexual passion exist to provoke existential crises, or does it hold relationships together and so reduce crisis?
  • Where am I going in my life? Meaning
  • Life event theory and its link to crisis theory
  • Large brains and large social groups: do they determine what is human about human nature?
  • Intimate communication and bonding; anonymous communication and individuation
  • Intimacy
  • Loss
  • How and when we find out who we really are: if we really are anyone, or if we really ever know
Social, Cultural and Ethical Issues (Online)
Credit points:  15
  • Philosophical treatments of morality and ethics: universal or conventional? Cultural and social factors in ethics.
  • Key elements of professional ethics: consent and autonomy. Research ethics. Some great research scandals.
  • Confidentiality non-maleficence
  • Autonomy and power.  Capacity, and decision making. Advanced directives, powers of attorney
  • Neo-Aristotelian approaches. Care, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Risks of exploitation and the role of an ethics code in protecting children and vulnerable adults. Parens patriae and safeguarding, Independent safeguarding agency.
  • Social and political approaches.  Principles of justice and human rights.
  • Society and culture.  Emic and etic approaches.  Big group and small group sociology.
  • Are there cultural and social universals, and therefore the possibility of a transcultural psychotherapy.
  • Theorizing and practising between cultures.  Hegemony. Cultural competence
  • Social institutions.  How to embed ethical awareness and cultural competence in professional practice.
Skills Training (3 Terms of Intensive Face-to-Face Classroom Tuition)
Credit points:  15

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