GPSA831 Intervention Strategies for Working with Regressed States, 3 credits

Thursday, 9:00-11:20am GPSA831 Intervention Strategies for Working with Regressed States / Rosenthal (Main & Zoom)

This course considers the technique by exploring psychodynamic intervention strategies for working with regressed states. Historical and contemporary theories and clinical cases are presented for basic to advanced mental health counseling strategies with a range of dynamics. Ethical and cultural considerations are explored. Cert – Theory or Elective, MA – Elective – 3 credits

GPSA545 Child Psychopathology, 3 credits

Wednesday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA545 Child Psychopathology / Lapides (Room C or Main)

This course examines normal and psychopathology through a developmental lens from birth to adolescence. Child disorders from the perspective of both the DSM, psychoanalytic theory and biography. Literature and clinical material will provide a view from the diagnostician and those who are impacted. The DSM will be paired with first-hand accounts and psychodynamic understandings of symptoms clusters. The class will examine implications for treatment. Basic diagnostic skills will be applied to case material. Students will have the opportunity to observe their emotional reaction to the class material. Cert – Theory or Elective, MA – Elective – 3 credits

GPSA703 (All) SGS Fieldwork, 4 credits

Monday, 7:00-8:00pm GPSA703D SGS-Fieldwork / Thomas (Room C) – 2 ICPS students only

Tuesday, 1:30-3:00pm GPSA703B SGS / Gerber (Zoom)
Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm GPSA703P SGS / Hess (Room C)

Wednesday, 4:00-5:30pm GPSA703F SGS / Lapides (Room C)

Thursday, 9:30-11:00am GPSA703G SGS / Bratt (Zoom)
Thursday, 12:00-1:30 pm GPSA703L SGS / Vaccaro (Vaccaro office)
Thursday, 2:15-3:15pm GPSA703H SGS / Lazar (Room C) – 2 ACAP students only
Thursday, 3:10-4:40pm GPSA703J SGS / Semel (Semel office)
Thursday, 3:15-4:15pm GPSA703N SGS / Miller (Zoom)
Thursday, 3:15-4:45pm GPSA703K SGS / DeLia (Room C)


GPSA552 Intro to Research in Human Sciences: Quantitative and Qualitative, 3 credits

Wednesday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA552 Intro to Research in Human Sciences: Quantitative and Qualitative/Vaccaro (Main)


GPSA 552 Introduction to Research in Human Sciences: Quantitative and Qualitative Studies This course examines the bases of scientific inquiry. It provides a theoretical and practical knowledge of research and methodology, including principles of concept formation and research design. Special emphasis is given to ethical research practices. After a general review of research in the human sciences, students will concentrate on aspects of qualitative research. Students review the important tools, methods, and techniques for sound and ethical research, including the tools and date of outcomes research. They also learn to critically evaluate research literature. – 3 credits

GPSA825 Gender and Identity, 3 credits

Tuesday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA825 Gender and Identity / Ashworth (Main)


This course will examine the biological, neurological, social, cultural, and intrapsychic relationship of gender roles, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Gender is explored in the context of self, family, and cultural institutions such as schools, religious institutions, the legal system, and the health care system. It will present related models of theory and practice within psychoanalysis and counseling. Normal and pathological developmental lines are considered. Cert – Theory or Elective, MA – Elective – 3 credits

GPSA504 Human Development: Adulthood-Middle to Later Years, 3 credits

Tuesday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA504 Human Development: Adulthood-Middle to Later Years / Hess (Main)


GPSA 504 Human Development: Adulthood – Middle to Later Years This course will focus on the intra-psychic, developmental, and biopsychosocial processes that occur during middle to later years with emphasis on some of the relevant life occurring challenges. Students will read and study developmental theory and case presentations of people and individuals in this phase. The objective of this course is for students to further their understanding of some of the conflicts and recapitulations of earlier conflicts in the life cycle that occur during this phase and how they cope. Also, to be studied are unconscious motivations in particular individuals, how people grapple with these aspects of their personalities, and manage this phase of development. The role of mental health, neurological, biological, environmental, and cultural factors will be explored in the context of later life. – 3 credits

GPSA750 Clinical Case, 3 credits

Tuesday, 12:00-2:20pm GPSA750 Clinical Case: / Semel (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

GPSA526 Resistance and Defense, 3 credits

Monday 4:50-7:10pm GPSA526 Resistance and Defense / Gerber (Zoom)

Psychic defenses are essential tools available to us for dealing with psychic pain. This course will study the use of defenses, from projection and splitting to repression and sublimation, in relation to emotional, psychosexual, and cognitive development. This course will consider mental illness a maladaptive psychic defense process, and psychoanalytic cure a state of mental wellbeing in which thoughts, feelings, and impulses can be tolerated comfortably without resorting to inappropriate action or self-destructive defense – 3 credits