GPSA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts

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. (MAMHC 3-cr)

Tuesday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts/Silver & Thomas (Main)

GPSA181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders

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-cr)

Wednesday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders /Vaccaro (Main)

GPSA101 Clinical Assessment and Appraisal

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. (MAMHC 3-cr)

Tuesday | 4:50-7:10pm GPSA101 Clinical Assessment and Appraisal/Hess (Main)