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Psychology and Therapeutic Writing

Saturday 16 March 2019
11:00 - 15:00
4 Hours / 1 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Course description


Learn about the psychological links between writing, health and wellbeing. This course is a practical experiential course for people interested in introducing therapeutic writing to their lives and work. Where 'talking therapies' may sometimes feel too challenging, working with writing therapy is powerful, and can facilitate access to emotions and feelings that might not have been reached by other means. Using our own experiences, we will reflect on this process, and introduce some basic knowledge of writing therapy to support you and your clients through the process of self-discovery, creativity, healing and personal development.

An interactive introduction to abnormal psychology. It will explore the nature of abnormality, its causes and the studies that have shaped it. It will explore its history and where it all began. It looks at different approaches to abnormal psychology and the different psychological perspectives that can be used. The course will bring in case studies and explore different ideas.


Entry requirements


None except a keen interest in the subject.


What you will learn


The psychology of crime, policing and punishment of offenders.1. History of abnormal psychology.

2. Different approaches to abnormal psychology.

3. Debates in abnormal psychology.

4. The application of abnormal psychology in practice.

5. How abnormal psychology has progressed over time.


How you will learn on this course


Teaching methods will include tutor explanations, the use of videos, handouts, group work, case study discussions and PowerPoint presentations.

You may like to take notes in class for reference.


How you will be assessed on this course


1. Discuss the history of abnormal psychology.

2. Identify aspects  of the different pepectives of abnormal psychology.

3. Discuss how abnormal psychology can be applied into real life situations.

4. State the different debates in abnormal psychology.


Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)


None, although a certificate of attendance is available on request.


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


There is no set work.


What you need for your course


Basic stationery.


What you need to bring to the first class


Paper, pens or pencils, optional A4 binder for storing notes, handouts etc.


What you can do next


Further courses in psychology/counselling are available at the College.





Additional Information


Paperwork to help your learning


At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.


This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.



The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/



Further information and careers advice


If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk


Venue Information


5 Brampton Road,


Kent DA7 4EZ


Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.

Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422


Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.


For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking


Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.