GPSA833b Adolescent Treatment: Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

GPSA833b Adolescent Treatment: Theory and Practice (3 Credits)

Thursday | 9:30-11:50am GPSA833b/ Adolescent Treatment: Theory and Practice, Rosenthal (Main/Zoom) 

This course will introduce the student to basic theoretical concepts and practices in adolescent treatment. From mother and infant intervention to the emergence of adolescence, case studies will demonstrate the developmental patterns, treatment challenges and modifications in treatment. The student will learn about the historical roots of approaches to contemporary practices. Case examples from practice examine common symptom patterns and evidence of trauma, pathology and resilience within child treatments

GPSA 824 Treatment Techniques: Symbolic & Emotional Communication

GPSA 824 Treatment Techniques: Symbolic & Emotional Communication

Tuesday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA824/ Treatment Technique: Symbolic and Emotional Communication, Ashworth (Main) 

In individual treatment, what the person says and does not say, what is felt and not felt, what is enacted and not spoken is put into words. Metaphor and Symbolic verbal and nonverbal communication come in many forms, and these manifestations assist in the understanding of treatment dynamics that motivate the person in the consulting room and in daily life. Through readings, classroom discussion, case presentation and individual research, this course will explore the many forms of communication in treatment. (CERT/ MAMHC/MAP/Post MA) 

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar (3 Credits)

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar (3 Credits)

Thursday | 9:30-11:50am GPSA758/ Continuing Case, Rosenthal (Main/Zoom) 

Through continuing case presentations of three cases, students will apply theory to practice. With the agreement of the training committee, this course can be selected as fulfilling the requirement for the clinical case course after four semesters of successful completion of clinical case coursework.

GPSA755 Clinical Case Seminar: Clinical Practice (3 credits)

GPSA755 Clinical Case Seminar: Clinical Practice (3 credits)

Thursday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA755/ Clinical Case: Initial Diagnosis & Resistances, Bratt/Miele (Main) 

This course is designed for students who are clinical candidates. Each week a clinical practice issue or dilemma is presented. Students review models for understanding the topic in a counseling and psychoanalytic framework. Special consideration is given to ethical practice. The course prepares students to work at an advanced level with complex treatment situations. Special emphasis is placed on the students’ clinical experiences, resistance, transference, and countertransference reactions in relation to the course content. 

GPSA705 Fieldwork Seminar – Working with Resistance in the Stages of Treatment (4 credits)

GPSA705 Fieldwork Seminar – Working with Resistance in the Stages of Treatment (4 credits)

Thursday | 4:50-7:00pm GPSA705/ Fieldwork Seminar: Issues of Bias in Treatment, DeLia (Main) 

In this segment of the fieldwork experience, students be prepared to work with the unique dynamics in the beginning, middle and end stages of treatment. The course prepares students to work within an ethical framework with a wide range of resistances that present in treatment. Special emphasis is placed on the working alliance, establishing the treatment contract, treatment destructive resistances and countertransferential processes in relationship to working through the beginning, middle and end stages of treatment. 

GPSA700 Fieldwork Practicum Seminar & Supervised Group Studies (SGS) (4 credits)

GPSA700 Fieldwork Practicum Seminar & Supervised Group Studies (SGS) (4 credits)

Thursday | 4:50-7:00pm GPSA700/ Fieldwork Practicum, DeLia (Main) 

In this first segment of the fieldwork experience, students are supported to apply skills and develop self-awareness through clinical experiences while interfacing with the fieldwork coordinator, mentor, clinical supervisor, academic advisor. Students are guided in a clinical site to initiate therapeutic relationship and apply basic techniques to facilitate understanding of transference while the student observes themselves through describing countertransference experiences. Ethical approaches to practice are emphasized. 

GPSA555B Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & the Psychoanalytic Case Study Seminar (3 Credits)

GPSA555B Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & the Psychoanalytic Case Study Seminar (3 Credits)

In this part of a two semester course, students will learn how to develop a proposal for the psychoanalytic case study project in the Certificate program. Students will prepare a narrative of the case dynamics which describes the course of treatment and presents a question about some aspect of the case that puzzles the student; show how the therapist listens in order to form an impression of the individuals emotional experience; write a review of the clinical literature that relates to the research question; and describe a method for analyzing a series of process recordings. This course meets the requirements for the Proposal Writing course as a prerequisite for the Capstone Tutorial sequence. The students may consult with the instructor or other faculty between class sessions.

*Students must submit a request to the training committee for permission to enroll in this course.

 TBA | GPSA 555B / Research Seminar – Proposal Writing, Gerber (Zoom)

GSPA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts & Techniques (3 credits)

GSPA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts & Techniques (3 credits)

Tuesday | 12:00-2:20pm GPSA522 / Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts & Techniques, Gerber (Zoom) 

In this course, students will learn the basic intervention strategies applied in counseling and psychoanalysis. We will study how these fields have expanded, in technique and theory, to include more severe emotional disorders. It will be an introduction to theory and interventions; students will learn how to apply these concepts in class via experiential learning. 

GPSA521 (formerly 520) Psychoanalytic Counseling: Basic Concepts (3 credits)

GPSA521 (formerly 520) Psychoanalytic Counseling: Basic Concepts (3 credits)

Tuesday | 4:50-7:10pm GPSA521/ Psychoanalytic Counseling: Basic Concepts, (Main) Hess 

This course will introduce the student to basic concepts of psychoanalytic counseling. It will be an introduction to Freudian and modern interventions within counseling and psychoanalytic frameworks. The student will learn about the basic concepts and their applications 

GPSA511 The Counseling Profession (3 credits)

GPSA511 The Counseling Profession (3 credits)

Wednesday | 4:50-7:10pm GPSA511/ The Psychoanalytic Counseling Profession, Vaccaro (Main) 

This course provides a broad understanding of the psychoanalytic counseling profession as defined by the history, professional standards, scope of practice and application of ethics to theory and practice. The professions of counseling and psychoanalysis are defined and compared through their historical roots with exploration of overlapping practice methods. The importance 16 of personal and professional self-care is emphasized. Students learn ethical decision making models to assist in making practice decisions.