Psychology of Change: an introduction
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PP143
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The course looks at some of the theories around change, from a psychological perspective. There will be opportunities for students to consider their own experiences of change past and present and gain resources for navigating change more effectively and positively.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• Psychological theories of change
• Change and transition – what’s the difference?
• Stages of change and life’s journeys
• Why it is important for us to change and what are its benefits?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand in simple terms, some psychological theories on change.
• Understand the difference between change and the process of transition.
• Recognise natural rhythms and seasons of our lives.
• Review change in one’s own life from different perspectives.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is designed for anyone interested in the subject. It is introductory, from a psychology perspective and will offer some theoretical insights as well as opportunities to reflect.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Presentation/mini-lectures, slides, handouts, group work, class discussion and opportunity to reflect personally on the concepts and ideas presented.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There will be no formal assessment or feedback, however the course tutor will discuss and engage with your questions and learning throughout the day.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
PP144 - Psychology of resilience
PP133 - Psychology of wellbeing.
Alison is a Chartered Psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society and Special Group of Coaching Psychologists. With a Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Occupational and Organisational Psychology, she has worked in the field of applied Psychology for many years both in the UK and internationally, speaking at conferences and on television. Alison is passionate about teaching all aspects of Psychology and sharing its many insights on our daily lives, she has a specific interest in the psychology of change and how we experience this at different stages of our working lives. Alison has been developing and teaching courses at City Lit for several years and loves the creative learning atmosphere of the college as well as the diversity and curiosity of the students on her courses.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.