GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial, 3 credits

Day/Time TBA: GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial

Students in the Certificate program work individually with a chairperson after development of a proposal approved by the training committee. The chairperson assists the student in completion of the proposal for the project through completion, approval, and final presentation of the project. – 3 credits

GPSA586 Career Counseling, 3 credits

Day/Time TBA: GPSA586 Career Counseling / Chang

This course is designed to provide an understanding of career development and the interrelationship between careers and personality’ lifespan development; family; lifestyle choice; use of defense mechanisms and diversity. A broad understanding of career development theories, occupational and educational information sources, assessment tools, and measures, decision-making models and online resources will be reviewed. Students’ assignments will be based on self-assessment modules in which the student will apply concepts, tools, and theory to the student’s own life experience. – 3 credits

GPSA555B Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & The Psychoanalytic Case, 3 credits

Day/Time TBA: GPSA555B Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & The Psychoanalytic Case / Gerber (Zoom)


GPSA 555B Research Seminar – Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & The Psychoanalytic Case In this two-semester course, students will learn how to develop a proposal for the psychoanalytic case paper 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 to form an impression of the individual’s emotional experience; write a review of the clinical literature that relates to the research area; 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 Tutorial sequence.

*Students must submit a request to their fellow and to the training committee for permission to enroll in this course. – 3 credits

GPSA554 Research Seminar, 3 credits

Day/Time TBA: GPSA554 Research Seminar / Gerber (Zoom)


This intensive course guides students in their design and completion of the Master’s paper within the guidelines of ethical research practices. Group work and close guidance of the instructors facilitates the thesis writing process. The course pays special attention to the formation of research question, research methodology, and writing appropriate literature reviews. The course operates as an intellectual workshop in which students share the process as well as the results of their research with the group throughout the semester. Each seminar member chooses a research topic, collects, and analyzes data, writes a report, and then presents his/her research proposal in the middle of the semester and his/her research results in the seminar sometime during the last two weeks of the semester. The completed paper, when accepted by the two instructors, counts as the Master’s Paper. Papers should be written in the style of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual. – 3 credits

GPSA750 Clinical Case Seminar, 3 credits

Thursday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA750 Clinical Case Seminar / Bratt (Main)


GPSA 750 Clinical Case Seminar: The Initial Diagnosis and Resistances: Psychoanalytic Theory of Psychodiagnosis This course is designed for students who are clinical candidates. Clinical cases are presented at an advanced level to consider for diagnostic examination. Students review diagnostic categories and case examples with emphasis on the beginning stages of treatment, resistances and psychodiagnosis within a clinical context. The course prepares students to work within an ethical framework with a wide range of presenting symptoms and offers a range of perspectives from counseling and psychoanalysis. Special emphasis is placed on the working alliance, establishing the treatment contract, treatment destructive resistances and counter transferential processes in relationship to establishing the treatment given a range of presenting problems. – 3 credits

GPSA529 Transference and Countertransference, 3 credits

Thursday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA529 Transference and Countertransference / Silver (Main)


In this course students learn about the theoretical and clinical meanings of transference and countertransference and their importance as a framework and tools in working effectively with people. They study, through ongoing cases, readings, films, and group discussion, the helping relationship, and techniques to facilitate understanding of transference and countertransference as they influence self-care and self-development. Cert – Theory or Elective, MA – Elective – 3 credits

GPSA705 Fieldwork Seminar, 4 credits

Thursday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA705 Fieldwork Seminar (If 703 has already been taken) / DeLia (Main)


GPSA 705 Fieldwork Seminar: Working with Resistance in the Stages of Treatment In this segment of the fieldwork experience, students are 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 counter transferential processes in relationship to working through the beginning, middle and end stages of treatment. If GPSA703 has already been taken. – 4 credits

GPSA703 Fieldwork Seminar: Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness, 4 credits

Thursday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA703 Fieldwork Seminar: Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness / DeLia (Main)


In this course, students will study their countertransference responses, listen to, and become aware of dynamics and how each individual speaks to present these dynamics through symbolic communication. This clinical course has a focus on how perceptions shape our views of various society groups. Aspects of bias that influence practice experiences are examined while providing client hours at an externship site. Students will identify the phenomena of bias in cases presented in relation to diversity in terms of ethic. Sociological and psychopathological processes. They will learn to observe their own reactions to the clinical work and use with growing understanding as a clinical and technical tool. Students’ will achieve this by studying internal unexamined perceptions as well as broader societal prejudices, society trends and subgroups, interactions patterns and the impact of differing lifestyles and maladaptive behaviors, including stress, abuse, and discrimination on subjective responses. – 4 credits

GPSA700 Fieldwork Practicum, 4 credits

Thursday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA700 Fieldwork Practicum (1st semester only) / DeLia (Main)


GPSA 700 Fieldwork Practicum Treatment Beginnings & Small Group Studies (SGS) In this first Fieldwork segment, students are assisted in obtaining a Fieldwork placement, given early interviewing classroom practice in the initial encounters, and encouraged to begin studying the counseling/therapeutic process as they learn to recognize the various forms of psychopathology. They learn interviewing techniques to enable individuals to tolerate more comfortably the stimulation of the counseling/therapeutic experiences, and that allow them to talk with the counseling professional more freely. The importance of ethical issues will be examined throughout the course. Required first semester fieldwork all programs – 4 credits

GPSA758 Continuing Case, 3 credits

Thursday, 9:00-11:20am 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. – 3 credits