GPSA 687d Reading Course in Anna Freud and Melanie Klein

Wednesday, 4:50-8:10pm GPSA 687d Reading Course in Anna Freud and Melanie Klein/ Vaccaro (3 credits)

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.

GPSA 703 Fieldwork Seminar: Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness

Tuesday, 6:10-9:30pm GPSA 703 Fieldwork Seminar: Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness/ Ashworth (4 credits)

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 willl earn 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 discriminationon subjective responses.

GPSA 700 Fieldwork Practicum/Ashworth (4 credits)

TUESDAY 6:10-9:30pm GPSA 700 Fieldwork Practicum/Ashworth (4 credits)

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 counter transference experiences. Ethical approaches to practice are emphasized.