GPSA559-562 Directed Research – schedule to be arranged with instructor

GPSA559-562 Directed Research – schedule to be arranged with instructor

 

The student enrolls in Directed Research to seek more support on the MA research project. 3-12 Hours are spent throughout the semester with time distributed between meeting individually with a faculty member and faculty reading the paper. (MAMHC/MAP)

Clinical Research Tutorial – schedule to be arranged with instructor

GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial – schedule to be arranged with instructor

 

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.

GPSA555B Research Seminar / Proposal Writing

Thursday, 7:10-9:30 pm GPSA555B Research Seminar / Proposal Writing / Gerber

 

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 the training committee for permission to enroll in this course through their fellow.

GPSA534 Trauma & The Resilient Mind: Contemporary Theories

Thursday, 7:10-9:30 pm GPSA534 Trauma & The Resilient Mind: Contemporary Theories / Bratt

 

This course is designed to introduce students to an understanding of the various types of trauma generating maladaptive, emotional stress reactions, a grasp of the developing concept of resilience and the adaptive responses that promote it. Major theories and theorists investigating the developmental, relational, conscious and unconscious aspects of the trauma/resilience phenomenon will be presented. Methods for assessing trauma responses and current therapeutic interventions will be explored. Class discussion of case material, personal vignettes, required papers and weekly logs will provide an opportunity for hands-on application of strategic intervention design. In depth attention will be given to the study of PTSD theories, secondary trauma, complex & developmental trauma. (CERT/MAMHC/MAP/PostMA) (Theory or Elective)

GPSA507 Human Development: Through the Lifespan Birth to Death

Thursday, 4:50-7:10 pm GPSA507 Human Development: Through the Lifespan Birth to Death / Silver

 

This course focuses on the vicissitudes of human development through the life span and within intrapsychic, biological, family, environmental and cultural context. How the individual approaches developmental tasks or copes with challenges of inner and outer reality, from conception through old age, is reflected in his/her sense of self and is manifested in behavior and life choices. The maturational tasks of adapting and coping that enable growth over the lifespan are examined.

GPSA752 Clinical Case Seminar: Resistance, Transference & Countertransference Issues

Thursday, 4:50-7:10 pm GPSA752 Clinical Case Seminar: Resistance, Transference & Countertransference Issues / Semel

 

Through readings & 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. Students must have permission from the training committee to be enrolled in Clinical Case. (CERT/Post MA)

GPSA699 Advanced Cases in Modern Psychoanalysis II

Thursday, 9:30-11:50am GPSA699 Advanced Cases in Modern Psychoanalysis II / Rosenthal

Through the presentations of three cases, students will apply theory to practice. This course is open to all students and may serve as an elective or theory for most programs. After reviewing the initial stages of treatment with the narcissistic individual and the techniques developed for resolving treatment destructive resistances and developing the narcissistic transference, we will examine the later stages of therapy. What techniques are useful in resolving resistances to the status quo and resistances to progress? Students will each select one case to study during the semester. (CERT/MAMHC/MAP/Post MA)

GPSA758B Continuing Case Seminar: Advanced Cases in Modern Psychoanalysis II

Thursday, 9:30-11:50am GPSA758B Continuing Case Seminar: Advanced Cases in Modern Psychoanalysis II / Rosenthal

 

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. After reviewing the initial stages of treatment with the narcissistic individual and the techniques developed for resolving treatment destructive resistances and developing the narcissistic transference, we will examine the later stages of therapy. What techniques are useful in resolving resistances to the status quo and resistances to progress? Through continuing case presentations students will each select one case to study during the semester. Students must have permission from the training committee to be enrolled in Continuing Case (CERT)

GPSA702 Fieldwork Seminar-When & How to Intervene: Transference & Countertransference

Wednesday, 7:10-9:30pm GPSA702 Fieldwork Seminar-When & How to Intervene: Transference & Countertransference / Vaccaro

 

In this segment of the fieldwork experience, students study the helping relationship and techniques to facilitate understanding of transference and countertransference as they influence the student’s self-development. Students learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of psychopathology and how to identify, process and understand his or her feelings while exploring possible inductions from cases. Ethical approaches to practice are emphasized. Students must submit a request to the training committee for permission to begin fieldwork to be enrolled in this course. (CERT/MAMHC/MAP/Post MA)

GPSA181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders

Wednesday, 4:50-7:10pm GPSA181 Psychopathology: Severe Emotional Disorders / DeLia

 

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. (CERT/MAMHC/MAP/ Post MA)