Infant Observation Seminar

Subject 554-802 (2009)

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Credit Points: 37.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Year Long, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 contact hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Nil.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Campbell Wilkie Paul
Subject Overview: This subject will cover:
  • contribution of infant observation to developmental and psychodynamic theories;
  • therapeutic effects of infant observation on the infant and care-giver; and
  • relevance of infant observation to therapeutic work in other settings and counter transference and its use.

The weekly seminar will develop further the understanding and skills of observing being practised in 554-804 Infant Observation Practicum, and will provide a forum to discuss the literature on infant observation and the applications of this method.

Assessment: 2 x 10%: Student participation during the seminar - one per semester; 2 x 40%: Written assignments (3000 words max) - one per semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Sc(Infant and Parent Mental Health)

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