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Seminar Leader – Parent-Infant Observation at Anna Freud Centre


Job offer in london Seminar Leader – Parent-Infant Observation at Anna Freud Centre

Hours: 70 hours per annum
Comprising weekly one and a half hour seminars over 30 weeks of the academic year plus marking of observation papers and termly meeting with Module Lead

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues.

MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice

This is a two-year full-time course aimed at providing students with practical clinical competencies in working with children and families as well as a theoretical grounding and is likely to serve as a basis for further advanced clinical training. Students spend a substantive part of their time in the second year on clinical placement. The programme currently has an intake of up to 15 students.

More details about the courses are available at:

MSc DPCP – www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/study/masters/TMSPSYSDPC01

The post involves running a weekly one and a half hour group seminar during which students take turns to present an observation of a child they are observing in the family home. Seminar groups are usually around four to six students (maximum eight). The seminar leader should facilitate discussions and help students make links to developmental theory, including psychoanalytic theory. Another important aspect of the role is marking and writing constructive feedback for students. Seminar leaders have a maximum of eight observation papers to mark for each seminar (in mid-August). Observation Seminar Leaders should also help students understand the MSc guidelines on writing observation papers and monitor student progress.

Observation seminars form an integral part of the MSc programme as they aid students’ understanding about children’s development and mental health whilst also helping students to develop observational skills necessary for psychotherapeutic and clinical work. The aims of the observations are for students to: observe first-hand the infants’ and children’s growing capacities to relate to others and develop an internal world; to develop an ‘observational stance’ in relation to the children and their parents; and to reflect on their own personal emotional experience to the observations.

The post-holder will be based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, 12 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SU and 1st floor, Jordan House, 47 Brunswick Place, London, N1 6EB. From Spring 2019, this post will be based at 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please email recruitment@annafreud.org or phone 020 7794 2313 if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying.

Contract duration: One year in the first instance
Closing date for applications: Midnight on Tuesday 11 September 2018
Notification of interview: Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 14 September 2018

Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates

Interviews: Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 September 2018

How to apply

For more information about this role and to apply, please go to annafreud.org/vacancies/

We are unable to accept CVs


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