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GPSA 828The Psychodynamics of the Family Life Cycle-3cr

GPSA 828The Psychodynamics of the Family Life Cycle-3cr

Thursday, 4:50 – 7:10 pm / Silver (library)

The family life cycle is a series of developmental stages that a family moves through over a lifetime from infancy to older age. Each stage affords the individual new skills and challenges which requires coping with change. Intrapsychic development is established and catalyzed by family relationships and patterns. Environmental, intergenerational & cultural factors can impact the family constellation and functioning.

GPSA 760/761 Independent Clinical Research Tutorial-3cr

GPSA 760/761 Independent Clinical Research Tutorial-3cr

schedule to be arranged with instructor

The student works individually in independent research tutorial with a faculty member until the research project is completed. A second reader approves the paper as well.

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar: Group Focus-3cr

GPSA758 Continuing Case Seminar: Group Focus-3cr

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:50 am /Rosenthal (main)

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 751 Clinical Case Seminar: Comparative Studies in Psychopathology-3cr

GPSA 751 Clinical Case Seminar: Comparative Studies in Psychopathology-3cr

Thursday, 4:50 – 7:00 pm  /Semel (main)

This course is designed for students who are clinical candidates. Each week a clinical case is presented at an advanced level to consider for case conceptualization. Students review models for understanding psychopathology and biographical accounts of psychopathological processes in the context of counseling and psychoanalytic thinking. The course prepares students to work within an ethical framework with a wide range of presenting symptoms and offers a range of perspectives. Special emphasis is placed on the students’ clinical experiences and transference and countertransference reactions in relation to the course content.

GPSA 701 Fieldwork Seminar Clinical Interviewing: Early Interventions & Small Group Studies (SGS)-3cr

GPSA 701 Fieldwork Seminar Clinical Interviewing: Early Interventions & Small Group Studies (SGS)-3cr

Wednesday, 7:10 – 9:30 pm /Vaccaro (main)

This course is designed for students that are approved for fieldwork. The Fieldwork experience provides an opportunity to study basic psychoanalytic counseling techniques and their application to clinical settings. In this first Fieldwork segment, students are assisted in obtaining a Fieldwork placement, given early interviewing classroom practice in the initial encounters, and encouraged to begin studying the counseling/therapeutic process as they learn to recognize the various forms of psychopathology. They learn interviewing techniques to enable individuals to tolerate more comfortably the stimulation of the counseling/therapeutic experiences, and that allow them to more freely talk with the counseling professional. The importance of ethical issues will be examined throughout the course.

GPSA 555A Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & the Psychoanalytic Case Study Seminar-3cr

GPSA 555A Proposal Writing: Professional Ethics & the Psychoanalytic Case Study Seminar-3cr

Thursday, 7:10 – 9:30 pm /Gerber (library)

In this course, students will learn how to develop a proposal for the capstone project 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 question; 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 capstone tutorial sequence. *Students must submit a request to the training committee for permission to enroll in this course.

GPSA 502 Human Development: Age Three to Adolescence-3cr

GPSA 502 Human Development: Age Three to Adolescence-3cr

Tuesday, 7:10-9:30pm / Ashworth (main)

This course offers students an opportunity, through readings, class discussion and observations in and out of class, to understand the three and age twelve. Oedipal, latency and pre-teen dynamics are presented and explored, and students learn how an understanding of these stages of childhood development can be applied in the developmental processes that are evident in the years between age therapeutic relationship.

GPSA 536 Comparative Psychotherapies II: Theories of Counseling & Psychoanalysis-3cr

GPSA 536 Comparative Psychotherapies II: Theories of Counseling & Psychoanalysis-3cr

Tuesday, 4:50-7:10pm / Hess (main)

This course surveys major theoretical schools of counseling and psychoanalysis and how to apply their underlying premises in practice. Students will learn about the contributions of these fields to form a broad understanding of clinical techniques from forming the therapeutic relationship, developing a case conceptualization to interviewing and developing a range of intervention strategies with a range of cases. Special emphasis is placed on how each perspective informs how interventions are developed and implemented according to the treatment progression.

GPSA 531 Group Dynamics I: Theories & Techniques-3cr

GPSA 531 Group Dynamics I: Theories & Techniques-3cr

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:50 am /Rosenthal (main)

This course provides the broad, basic theoretical and experiential understanding of group work. Basic stages and psychoanalytic underpinnings of group process and structure are outlined with emphasis on methods and skills. Special emphasis is given to resistance, interventions with specific diagnostic, culture, development and legal or ethical issues of group work. More than 10 clock hours of this course are structured as a group experience activity.

GPA 522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts & Techniques in Counseling & Psychoanalysis- 3cr

GPA 522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts & Techniques in Counseling & Psychoanalysis- 3cr

Wednesday, 4:50-7:10pm / DeLia (main)

Students will learn the basic intervention strategies applied in Modern Psychoanalytic approaches to counseling and psychoanalysis. We will study how psychoanalytic counseling and psychoanalysis has expanded, in technique and theory, to include more severe emotional disorders. It will be an introduction to theory and interventions; student will learn how to apply these concepts in class via experiential learning.