Course: Diploma in Bullying Behaviours
Start date: Monday, 30 January 2017
Duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Course fee: classroom-based €945 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments), online €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments)
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more courses can do so at a fee of €895 per course.
This module looks at the phenomenon of bullying and examines it from multiple perspectives including current thinking on the various causes of bullying, bullying in a number of different social contexts (across the lifespan) with a particular focus on school and workplace bullying, and an analysis of bullying from the perspective of applied social psychology. The module also considers bullying from a philosophical perspective, utilizing Foucauldian conceptualisations of power to understand bullying in different contexts. The module will address practical means of addressing bullying in interpersonal, dyadic, familial, institutional and cultural systems and will discuss approaches to challenging the power imbalances implicit in bullying relationships.
It is envisioned that this course will be of benefit to anyone working with children and adolescents in any setting. It offers insights into how bullying may operate ‘below the radar’ in large institutions i.e. the Guards, Health service, the military, Schools etc.
Dr. Finian Fallon is an IACP accredited psychotherapist. He holds a first class honours BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Masters in Addiction Studies and a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. He works in his private clinic (ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy) on Kildare Street in Dublin 2 and is also works as a psychotherapist for an organisation supporting survivors of torture and asylum seekers.
Finian uses an evidence based integrative approach in his practice, and incorporates CBT and mindfulness perspectives in his work. He has a number of published academic works to his credit, including presenting at the BACP research conference, and is interested in developing research that provides practical clinical benefits.
Week 1- Introduction to bullying: Types of bullying. Why do people bully? Who gets bullied and where does it happen?
Week 2 – Causes of Bullying: Socio-cultural, institutional, social issues, family issues, the bully’s individual history, power imbalances.
Week 3 – Aggression and child and adolescent development
Week 4 – Bullying in different social contexts: Cyberbullying, Parental bullying, disability bullying, LGBT bullying.
Week 5 – Focus on school Bullying
Week 6 – Focus on workplace Bullying
Week 7 – Applied social psychology and bullying: Research, and contributions to policy.
Week 8 – Alternative perspective: A Foucauldian analysis of bullying as a means of maintaining status quo in society by marking those who differ as ‘other’, rather than focussing on the individual character of the bully as pathological or morally impoverished.
Week 9 – Prevention strategies – Anti-bullying measures. Individual, dyadic, familial, institutional and cultural.
Week 10 – Overview of bullying in the Irish context.
A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Bullying Behaviours. A fail grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.
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- Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
- Study rooms and library in our City Centre and Dundrum locations
- Limited class size
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