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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Integrative Psychosynthesis Model
Module Code NS508
School School of Nursing and Human Sciences

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Level 5 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
? To explore the central role played by holism, imagination, and the will in the psychosynthesis model of counselling and psychotherapy. ? To become proficient in applying the psychosynthesis model of counselling and psychotherapy, and practiced in accommodating psychosynthesis in an integrative model of practice.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module and following a period of personal study it is intended that the student will be able to: ? .Discuss the psychosynthesis model in detail; in particular, to: Understand the role of spirituality in psychosynthesis theory . Critically appraise the work of Assagioli and other key figures in the school of transpersonal psychotherapy. Critically describe psychosynthesis concepts such as identification, sub- personalities and the will- Use the techniques of psychosynthesis counselling, and give a rationale for the use of psychosynthesis methods in a given instance. ? Utilise his / her exploration of psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy to guide self-development and an increased level of self-awareness.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 16
Tutorials 4
Laboratories 8
Seminars 8
Independent Learning Time 39

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
1. The origins and historical roots of psychosynthesis in psychotherapy. 2. Theoretical structure and principles of the psychosynthesis model of counselling and psychotherapy. 3. Assagioli and the work of other key transpersonal theorists, such as Wilber, Ferruci, and Rowan. 4. Differentiation of the levels within the individual's unconscious, and the role played by the study of the unconscious in understanding the individual. 5. The relationship between personality, body, feelings and thought. 6. Sub-personalities and their synthesis. 7. The will in psychosynthesis counselling and psychotherapy ( e.g., sense of purpose, creativity). 8. The power of the imagination in the healing process. 9. Caring for the needs of the soul within the context of contemporary cultural developments.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential Reading ListAssagioli, R. (2000 ed), Psychosynthesis. The Synthesis Centre Inc.Assagioli, R. (2002 ed), The Act of Will. Instituto Di Psiconsintesi.Assagioli, Roberto (1991) Transpersonal Development. Harper/Collins, LondonFundamentals of Co-counselling Manual, (2001 ed). Personal Counsellors Inc. Seattle Washington.Eastcott, M. (1980) I, The Story of the Self. Sundial House Publications.Parfitt, Will. Elements of Psychosynthesis, 1990 Element Books, Dorsett.Young-Brown, Molly (2004) The Unfolding Self in Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis Press, CaliforniaHardy, Jean. (1989) A Psychology with a Soul. Routledge & Kegan Paul, LondonRowan, J. (1993) Discover your Subpersonalities. Routledge, LondonSupplementary Reading ListFerrucci, Piero. (1982) What We May Be. Northamptonshire: Turnstone PressMoore, T. Care of the Soul. Harpur Perennial, USAWhitemore, Diana (1986) The Joy of Learning. Turnstone, LondonWilbur, K., (2001 ed), ?Grace and Grit?, Pub. Gateway.
Programme or List of Programmes
GDPCGDip in Counselling & Psychotherapy
MDPCMSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy