GPSA 555B Research Seminar – Proposal Writing

GPSA 555B Research Seminar – Proposal Writing — GPSA 555B Research Seminar – Proposal Writing / Gerber (Zoom)
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 in order 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

GPSA536 Comparative Psychotherapies

GPSA536 Comparative Psychotherapies — Tuesday, 4:50-7:00pm GPSA536 Comparative Psychotherapies / Hess (Main)
This course surveys major theoretical schools of counseling and psychoanalysis and how to apply their underlying premises in practice. Students will learn about the contributions of these fields to form a broad understanding of clinical techniques from forming the therapeutic relationship, developing a case conceptualization to interviewing and developing a range of intervention strategies with a range of cases. Special emphasis is placed on how each perspective informs how interventions are developed and implemented according to the treatment progression. Theory or Elective Certificate / Required MACMHC – 3 credits

GPSA 501 Human Development: The Developing Mind

GPSA 501 Human Development: The Developing Mind — Thursday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA501 HD Infancy and Adult mental states / Bratt & Miele (Main)
This course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of human development in the earliest years. Psychic development from conception to age three will be studied through readings, observations and classroom discussion. We will explore the ways in which infantile functions manifest throughout life and inform our theory for psychoanalytic interventions in the counseling relationship. All programs – 3 credits

GPSA 181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders

GPSA 181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders — Thursday, 4:50-7:00pm GPSA181 Psychopathology / Silver (Library)
This course examines psychopathology of severe emotional 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. All programs – 3 credits

GPSA 101 Clinical Assessment and Appraisal

GPSA 101 Clinical Assessment and Appraisal — Day/time/instructor TBA
This course provides an overview of the appraisal process including observation, interviewing, measures, resources and tools to formulate a clinical understanding of clients within a broad range of settings and within a survey of populations. Behavior, observations, etiology, symptomology, assessment, countertransference, and treatment will be examined in working with clients representing the lifespan. The course examines issues of reliability, diversity, limitations and ethical practice in relation to the validity of the assessments. Students explore the relationship between assessment, findings, diagnosis, intervention and treatment planning. Required MACMHC – 3 credits