GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial – 3 credits

Students in the Certificate program work individually with a research 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.

(CERT only)

DAY/TIME TBA |  GPSA 760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial – Day/time to be arranged w/instructor

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar: Resistance & Defense – 3 credits

Students must have permission from the training committee to be enrolled in Continuing Case.
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.

(CERT or MA elective)

THURSDAY | 9:30-11:50am GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar: Resistance & Defense/Rosenthal via Zoom (Main)

GPSA 752 Clinical Case: Resistance, Transference and Countertransference Issues – 3 Credits

Through readings and clinical case presentations, the students in this advanced clinical course will learn how to analyze the unique
and diverse ways in which resistance, transference and countertransference responses are expressed during treatment. Transference
and countertransference will be analyzed in both its historical and present contexts including the unconscious forces motivating the
responses, the defenses underlying their operation and their impact on the therapeutic process. Students will explore the verbal and
non-verbal expression of transference, especially in its pre-verbal form and countertransference along with the resistances that interfere
with “knowing” and awareness. The clinical uses of following the contact, joining, mirroring and psychological reflection will be
studied as key elements in the development of the positive and negative narcissistic transference. Ethical practice considerations of
the therapist’s subjective and objective countertransference (& countertransference resistance) will also be highlighted through the
readings and analysis of case presentation material.

(CERT only)

Thursday| 7:10-9:30pm GPSA752 Clinical Case: Resistance, Transference & Countertransference/Bratt (Main)

GPSA703B-E Small Group Studies (SGS)

This supervised group study course is taken concurrently with Fieldwork Seminar (GPSA 703). The students study individual cases
at their Fieldwork Site in depth, presenting and reading about the dynamics of each case as well as their personal reactions in the
therapy. The students process the challenges in working with and learning about serious psychopathology in a treatment relationship.
The goal of the course is to help students identify the defenses of narcissistic individuals and the countertransference reactions of the
treating therapist. Students will present cases with process notes as a way to study the dynamics of the cases. Each week three
students meet with the faculty person and present their cases, studying the most therapeutic approach to each case. (Required
concurrently with fieldwork seminar 701-704)

(CERT or MA)


Tuesday | 12:00-1:00pm GPSA703B SGS/Lazar (Main)

Tuesday | 5:30-7:00pm GPSA703C SGS/Ashworth (Library)

Wednesday | 3:15-4:45pm GPSA703D SGS/DeLia (Main)

Thursday | 9:30-11:50am GPSA703E SGS/Bratt (Bratt Office)

Thursday |12:00-1:30pm GPSA703F SGS/Vaccaro (Vaccaro Office)

Thursday |3:10-4:40pm GPSA703G SGS/Lovell (Certificate Only) (Lovell Office)

GPSA 703 Fieldwork Seminar – Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness & SGS – 4 credits

In this course, students will study their countertransference responses, listen to, and become aware of dynamics and how each
individual speaks in therapy 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 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.

(CERT or MA)

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

GPSA 586 Career Counseling – 3 credits

This course is designed to provide and 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.


Wednesday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA586 Career Counseling/Chang (Main)

GPSA 559-562 Directed Research – 0.5 to 3 credits

The master’s degree student chooses to work with a research chair on the research paper, which is usually a single case from the
fieldwork experience. The student enrolls in a directed research with a thesis advisor and works individually with that faculty member
until the project is completed. A second reader approves the paper as well.

(MA only)


DAY/TIME TBA | GPSA559-562 Directed Research – Day/time to be arranged w/instructor

GPSA 555A Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics – 3 credits

In this course, students will learn how to develop a proposal for the 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. *Students
must submit a request to the training committee for permission to enroll in this course.


DAY/TIME TBA | GPSA555A Proposal Writing – Day/time to be arranged w/instructor

GPSA 554 Masters Research Seminar – 3 credits

This intensive course guides students in their design and completion of the Master’s paper within the guidelines of ethical research
practices. The paper is usually based on the fieldwork experience. Group work and close guidance of the instructor 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 instructor, counts as the Master’s Paper.
Papers should be written in the style of the American Psychological Association

(APA)Style Manual. (MA)


DAY/TIME TBA |  GPSA554 Research Seminar – Day/time to be arranged w/instructor

GPSA 552 Introduction to Research in Human Sciences: Quantitative and Qualitative Studies – 3 credits

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
evaluate research literature critically.

(CERT or MA)

Thursday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA552 Intro to Research in Human Sciences: Quantitative & Qualitative/Vaccaro (Library)