PSMA018 Work Experience in Marital/Family Counselling

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/7. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Programme scope presumes knowledge of topics and literature of following subjects: Counseling Psychology, Marital and Family Counseling, Psychological Diagnostics of Adults, Psychological Diagnostics of Children and Adolescents. Furthermore attendance of informative meeting is compulsory. Date and place of meeting will be given to students via email well in advance.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
There is requirement of a seven-day internship in ‘Marital and Family Counseling Services, ’Centres of Social Services’ and other relevant institutions of ‘Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs’.
Aim of subject study is to acquire basic overview of psychologist’s work inside these organisations i.e. psychological practice within framework of specialized field of marital and family counselling. This includes confrontation of theoretical knowledge with the practical reality of particular workplace.
Learning outcomes
The student acquires:
- basic knowledge and orientation in professional practical subjects creating scope of working activities of psychologists inside these organisations;
- basic experience in elaboration of case study in field of marital and family counselling;
- basic knowledge of structure and organisation of particular workplace.
The student will be able to develop the required background from the practice at the appropriate level of processing.
  • One week internship at a chosen workplace /at total 7 days of practice / can students find independently according to their own preferences. The list of recommended sites can be seen at the Secretariat Psychological department and on its website. In case of doubt whether a specific area meets the requirements it is recommended to consult the case with the guarantor of the subject in advance. Participant must hand in a document that contains: - a description of the workplace: an organizational integration, a quality of work, solved problems, description of a trainee’s participation - a case report /currently solved case/: you shall describe a specific case, which was during your internship discussed, including your own proposals for further psychological treatment - an evaluation of the practice: student summarizes the specific contribution of internships for his professional and personal development as regards to the theory.
  • PLZÁK, Miroslav. Manželské judo. 3. upr. vyd. Praha: Motto, 1997. 158 s. ISBN 80-85872-82-X. info
  • SRNCOVÁ, Jaroslava. Funkční a dysfunkční zvládání tranzitorní rodinné a manželské krize v etapě odpoutávání dospělých "dětí" od rodičovské rodiny. 1996. 97, [24] s. info
  • PLAŇAVA, Ivo. Manželské krize a rozvraty z hlediska dvou dimenzí soužití. (Matrimonial crisis and splits from two dimensions of co-existence point of view.). Kontext : časopis sekce rodinné terapie Společnosti pro psychoterapii a rodinnou terapii a Institutu rodinné terapie a systemických studií hl. m. Prahy. Praha: Sekce rodinné terapie, 1996, vol. 1996, ročenka 96, p. 67-68. ISSN 1210-6208. info
  • MOTTLOVÁ, Marie. Manželské právo v českých zemích od 1.1.1812 do 31.3.1964. Brno, 1996. 64 s. info
  • PLAŇAVA, Ivo. Shody, rozdíly otazníky. (Konstruktivistický přístup a manželské poradenství). (Agreements, Differnces in Questions (Constructivistic Approaches and Marriage Counselling).). Konfrontace - časopis pro psychologii. 1996, vol. 7, No 4, p. 6-8. ISSN 0862-8971. info
  • CHRASTILOVÁ, Leona. Konfrontace manželské reality a předmanželských představ a předsevzetí zhruba dva roky po svatbě v závislosti na věku ženy v době sňatku. 1994. 129, [8] s. info
  • PLAŇAVA, Ivo. Rozvodové poradenství a terapie: možná východiska, cíle a strategie. (Divource counselling and therapy: possible points of departure, goals and strategy.). Psychológia a patopsychológia dieťaťa. Bratislava: VÚ detskej psychológie a patopsychológie, 1994, vol. 29, No 1, p. 51-60. ISSN 0555-5574. info
  • CAPPONI, Věra. Kompatibilita v manželské dyádě. 1976. 158 s. info
  • MATZKE, Josef. Manželství v pravěku : přirozené právo manželské podle svědectví etnologie. V Olomouci: Nákladem vlastním, 1934. 126 s. info
Teaching methods
Seven days short-term attachment in practice at recommended workplace is required. Students’ obligation is to submit to rules of chosen workplace and observe standards of professional ethics.
Assessment methods
Requirements for obtaining of credit are: - Submission of ‘Protocol about completion of short-term practice in marital and family counselling’. - Confirmation of student’s participation in practice. - Assessment of practising student by his supervisor at organisation workplace. - Submission of written paper comprising description of workplace, case study and reflection on practice. - All the documents must be also uploaded to IS.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 7 dní.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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