At a Glance...
The Module aims to help students realize the most important
parameters of a therapeutic relationship from the beginning to a successful
end. It also aims to equip students with all needed to adopt attitudes and
embrace Philosophies that heal away from dysfunctional controlling or other
models and how to recognize transference and counter-transference when working
with a person in a therapeutic setting. Finally, it teaches how we can measure
a therapeutic relationship in research.
There are no prerequisites for this course. However, the
course will be conducted at the level expected of Undergraduate Students or
Professionals and Executives who can critically think and reflect. Therefore,
for all participants, reading and writing comfortably in English at the
Undergraduate College Level is desirable as well as a reflective Mind to delve
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next
unit. Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will be video lectures (60-75 minutes each) each
week. The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by
interactive quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand
the material. In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming
assignment each week and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to
maintain a personal journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during
the course. For the community work, there will be action learning activities
which will involve you talking to others in your environment. A brief essay
is to be written based on your experience.
The focus of interest is on the following subjects:
Concepts Of Therapy In Ancient Times And Now
Culture And The Therapeutic Relationship
The Therapeutic Figures Versus Friends And Helpers. The
The Therapeutic Process: From Beginning To Completion
Therapeutic Interaction & Communication.
The Attitude That Heals: What Enhances Growth In Others
Transference And Countertransference
Understanding Self And Others: An Issue Of Healthy
Measuring The Therapeutic Relationship: Research Approaches
What is the miraculous thing about this course?
You will be able to recognise the difference between a
friend and a therapist and you will be able to develop therapeutic alliances
that empower people as they get back to balance!
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studies at work or at home in your life. You will reflect on what the role of a
health practitioner is, esp. in the field of Prenatal Psychology and this will
affect other aspects of your personal and working life inspiring you to adopt
attitudes and behaviors towards co-operation and co-creation in full respect of
who each of the team is extending a helpful hand when needed and a clearer mind
at times of confusion.
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the beginning?
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology
Thought you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2
hours a week is expected.
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.