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.