GPSA 532 Group Dynamics II: Group Leadership

Thursday, 4:50-8:10pm GPSA 532 Group Dynamics II: Group Leadership/Silver (3 credits)

This, Group Dynamics: Group Leadership, course provides an opportunity to study specific issues relating to therapeutic work with groups in a variety of settings and across different theoretical, clinical frameworks. Through assigned readings, class interaction, and case presentations students will develop an understanding of the unique leadership role involved in effectively leading groups.Ways of studying group dynamics, helping members interact and connect, assessing group progress, as well as designing and implementing therapeutic interventions will be studied. The unique interpersonal dynamics presented in the group situation can be studied from a diverse and comparative theoretical and clinical perspective through this ongoing process of the interactive group class. In addition, the stressors, demands and personal impact on the clinician of working with relationships in groups will be explored. More than 10 clock hours of this course are structured as a group experience activity.

GPSA824 (formerly 524) Treatment Techniques: Symbolic and Emotional Communication (3 credits)

Thursday, 4:50 – 7:10pm GPSA 824 Treatment Techniques: Symbolic and Emotional Communication/DeLia

In individual treatment, what the person says and does not say, what is felt and not felt, what is enacted and not spoken is put into words. Metaphor and Symbolic verbal and nonverbal communication come in many forms, and these manifestations assist in the understanding of treatment dynamics that motivate the person in the consulting room and in daily life. Through readings, classroom discussion, case presentation and individual research, this course will explore the many forms of communication in treatment.

GPSA 760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial (3 credits)

GPSA 760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial – Day/time arranged with instructor/Faculty

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.

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar (3 Credits)

Thursday, 9:00 – 11:20am GPSA 758 Continuing Case Seminar: Clinical Practice/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.

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

Thursday, 4:50 – 7:10pm GPSA 752 Clinical Case Seminar: Resistance, Transference, and Countertransference Issues/Silver

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.

GPSA702 Fieldwork Internship Seminar – Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness & Supervised Group Studies (SGS) (4 credits)

Wednesday, 4:50 – 7:10pm GPSA 702 Fieldwork Seminar: When and How to Intervene: Transference and Countertransference/ Vaccaro



Monday, 6:00 – 7:00pm GPSA 702N – SGS/Miller7

Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:00pm GPSA 702C – SGS/Ashworth

Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:30pm GPSA 702B – SGS/Gerber

Tuesday, 2:00 – 3:30pm GPSA 702F – SGS/Lapides

Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:30pm GPSA 702P – SGS/Hess

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:00am GPSA 702G – SGS/Bratt

Thursday, 12:00 – 1:30pm GPSA 702L – SGS/Vaccaro

Thursday, 2:00 – 3:30pm GPSA 702M – SGS/Miele

Thursday, 2:15 – 3:15pm GPSA 702B – SGS/Lazar

Thursday, 3:10 – 4:40 pm GPSA 702J – SGS/Semel

Thursday, 3:15 – 4:45 pm GPSA 702K – SGS/DeLia

In this course, students will study their countertransference responses, listen to, and become aware of client’s dynamics and how each client speaks 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 client 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.

GPSA700 Fieldwork Practicum Seminar & Supervised Group Studies (SGS) (4 credits

Wednesday, 4:50 – 7:10pm GPSA 700 Fieldwork Practicum Seminar/Vaccaro

In this first segment of the fieldwork experience, students are supported to apply skills and develop self-awareness through clinical experiences while interfacing with the fieldwork coordinator, mentor, clinical supervisor, academic advisor. Students are guided in a clinical site to initiate therapeutic relationship and apply basic techniques to facilitate understanding of transference while the student observes themselves through describing countertransferencial experiences. Ethical approaches to practice are emphasized

GPSA687 Reading Course in Modern Psychoanalytic Approaches: Clinical Practice (3 credits)

Tuesday, 10:30 – 12:30pm GPSA 687C Spotnitz Reading Course/Gerber

This course examines a designated author or topic within a historical psychoanalytic context. Resources such as literature, videos, artifacts and clinical material will provide a view of the development of how the author or topic has contributed to psychoanalytic concepts, clinical work and current practice.

GPSA586 Career Counseling (3 credits)

Monday, 7:10 – 9:30pm GPSA 586 Career Counseling/Chang

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.

GPSA 555A Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & the Psychoanalytic Case Study Seminar (3 Credits – companion of 555B but not sequential)

GPSA 555A Research Seminar – Proposal Writing/Gerber/To be Arranged

In this companion course to 555B, students will learn how to develop a proposal for or to work on the culminating 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 or interests 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 analyze what they have learned when applying further knowledge to case process recordings. This course meets the requirements for the Proposal Writing course as a prerequisite for the capstone tutorial sequence.

*Students must submit a request to the training committee for permission to enroll in this course.