The M.A. (Leadership in Therapeutic Child and Social Care) is a unique multi-disciplinary course for experienced child and Social Care practitioners currently working with emotionally troubled children, adults and their families in a wide variety of settings. The programme provides experienced professional care workers with a suitable training for advanced practice in their field. Students are provided with a comprehensive theoretical base, evidence from current practice and an opportunity to develop knowledge through original research. They are given opportunities to practice and acquire competence in leadership. It is taught over two years, one day a week, and has a maximum intake of 16 students.
The course utilises a psychodynamic understanding of troubled people and their families and of the services that support and assist them
Consciously models the therapeutic and safe space that students should aspire to creating in their work setting
Strong focus on the therapeutic community model of practice and its application in different agencies and settings
Emphasis on shared learning in a cooperative rather than competitive atmosphere