(Short Course) Therapeutic Story Work

Course details

  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Location Blended Learning
childcare student

Why choose this course?

The aim of this module is to promote understanding about how stories and storytelling can be a fundamental way in which people make sense of their lives.

It aims to examine the therapeutic use of stories and storytelling. It therefore seeks to promote practice skills focusing on stories and storytelling activities in therapeutic work with children.  The module provides students with an opportunity to learn about practice-relevant techniques in a well-supported teaching and learning environment.

Key course features

  • Learn about practice-relevant techniques in a well-supported teaching and learning environment
  • Blended learning approach - join weekly face-to-face sessions and study online around your commitments

What you will study

  • Module introduction
  • Introduction to therapeutic stories and storytelling – ethics and process
  • Practice issues in therapeutic work with vulnerable children.
  • Storytelling and communication skills
  • Stories in the therapeutic relationship
  • Multi-layered stories and the use of a strength-based perspective.
  • Stories and storytelling activities in therapeutic work with children
  • Storytelling in poetry, fiction, autobiography and performance
  • Story as metaphor
  • Researching stories
  • Life story work with children

Entry requirements & applying

To book onto this course, please visit the online store.

The booking for this course closes a week before the course start date. If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course please contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk 

Teaching & Assessment

This module is delivered via blended learning consisting of 9 teaching weeks. This means that the group will mainly meet for a 1 hour interactive synchronous session on Friday mornings between 9 and 10am via Teams.  Plus a two hour weekly asynchronous teaching session which can be accessed by the student any time to suit their weekly schedule. The only change to this pattern is on the final session which is three hours and will take place at the University.

These sessions will include coursework assessment and a ten minute presentation which will take place on week  9.

Fees & funding

£95

Course dates

Friday 6th May until Friday 8th July 2022

Please see below for the course timetable:

Friday 6th May 2022 – Introduction to Therapeutic Stories and Storytelling. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 13th May 2022 – The Elements of a Good Story. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 20th May 2022 – Story Construction. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 27th May 2022 – Story Types and Therapeutic Story Work. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

There will not be a session on Friday 3rd June 2022 due to the bank holiday.

Friday 10th June 2022 – Story Content and the Use of Metaphor. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 17th June 2022 – Multi Layered Stories and Strength Based Perspectives. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 24th June 2022 – Telling the Story. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 1st July – Assignment Preparation. This session will take place online from 9am until 10am via Teams.

Friday 8th July – Group Story Telling Presentations and Celebrations. This course will be delivered face to face on campus from 9am until 12pm.