University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PUB HLTH 5007 - Attachment Across the Lifespan

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to MCounsPsych, GDipCounsPsych, GCertCounsPsych students only or with approval of Program Coordinator
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Participation, Online quiz, Written assignment on attachment patterns, Written assignment

Emotional security has a significant impact on our ability to function as an adult. This course will introduce students to the theory of attachment, covering areas such as patterns of attachment across the lifespan, relevant development theories, challenges of adolescence, adult attachment styles and relationships, how different attachment issues may manifest at different stages of life, and practical implications of attachment for conducting counselling sessions. The neuroscience of attachment, the implications for attachment in trauma recovery and the development of psychopathology will be explored. Teaching will be seminar style involving regular class discussion and small-group activities.

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Postgraduate Coursework
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10125 WR01 75 28 1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 31 May Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Barr Smith South, 2060, Teaching Room