Course: Diploma in Bullying Behaviours
Start date: April 2019
Duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm
Course fee: classroom-based €995 (or €1,095 if paying the course fee in instalments), online €895 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments)
Non-EU students: €1,295
ICM registration: £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management for registration. Please note that a City Colleges’ Diploma will be issued if you choose not to register with ICM
Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more courses can do so at a fee of €995 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 holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. In addition to providing a range of counselling services, his past work experience includes providing therapy for clients with PTSD, survivors of childhood abuse and survivors of torture.
He has a number of published academic works to his credit, including presenting at the BACP research conference. He is interested in developing research that provides practical clinical benefits, to bring together the science and art of psychotherapy.
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.
Assessment will be by way of a 2,500 word assignment.
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