To inform students about the frameworks around therapeutic work and to facilitate responsible practice.

To focus students attention on areas of professional conduct and ethical considerations and debates, with a psychodynamic understanding of the issues and dynamics involved.


Students will be informed about the statutory and ethical frameworks within which therapeutic work takes place.

Students will have learned to give equal weight to ethical matters alongside clinical and theoretical matters.

Students will have been familiarised with their wider responsibilities towards their organisation, their discipline, their clients and themselves.

Students will develop further understanding of and the application of codes of professional conduct, ethical responsibilities and socio political norms and mores.

Students will have learned to apply psychodynamic understanding to the wider context of their work.