Postgraduate Course: Parenting and Systemic Interventions (CLPS11035)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Good parenting is regarded as "fundamental for the development of a child's mental health and well-being" (The Mental Health of Young People: A Framework for Promotion, Prevention and Care, Scottish Executive, 2005) and the field of work with parents is growing, indicative of the increased importance parenting has achieved, not only the national, but international health agendas. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles, values and practices of parent management and systemic work into their workplace. It aims to enable participants to increase and consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills and their understanding of the use of parenting and systemic interventions in practice.
The course will cover:
- Theories underpinning parenting and systemic work.
- Application of these theories into clinical practice.
- Understanding the roles of children and parents in the family context.
- Presenting problems for which parenting and systemic work is commonly used.
- Evidence supporting parenting and systemic work.
- Group based approaches for parenting work, with a focus on group therapy processes (including dealing with resistance and empowering parents).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| * Analyse and reflect on the theoretical concepts relevant to parenting and systemic working.
* Critically review and evaluate research related to parenting and systemic interventions.
* Design and implement parenting programmes within relevant settings, which integrate theory and research, demonstrating originality in the adaptive application of these.
* Identify, conceptualise and define common barriers to this type of work and how to minimise these.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Matthias Schwannauer
Tel: (0131 6)51 3954
|Course secretary||Mrs Joanna Claydon
Tel: (0131 6)50 3970