GPSA 703 Fieldwork Seminar – Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness & Small Group Studies (SGS), (4 credits)

(4 credits)


12:00 – 1:00 pm GPSA 703B – SGS/Lazar

12:00 – 2:20 pm GPSA703-1 Fieldwork Seminar – Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness/Semel (capped at 12)

5:30 – 7:00 pm GPSA 703C – SGS/Ashworth

7:00 – 8:30 pm GPSA 703D – SGS-Fieldwork/Thomas

7:10 – 9:30 pm GPSA 703-2 Fieldwork Seminar – Issues of Bias in the Treatment of Mental Illness/Ashworth (capped at 12)


2:30 – 4:00 pm GPSA 703E – SGS/Silver

5:20 – 6:50 pm GPSA 703F – SGS/Lapides


9:30 – 11:00 am GPSA 703G – SGS/Bratt

12:00-1:30 pm GPSA 703H – SGS/Vaccaro

3:10 – 4:40 pm GPSA 703J – SGS/Semel

3:15 – 4:45 pm GPSA 703K – SGS/DeLia

In this course, students will study their countertransference responses and 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 ethnicity. 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 in an ethical way. 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.

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