GPSA760 Clinical Research Tutorial

GPSA760 Clinical Research Tutorial

Dates/Times TBA

Students in the Certificate program work individually with a research supervisor who assists them in completion of the proposal for the final capstone project, culminating with a formal presentation. (CERT)

GPSA704B-F Small Group Studies (SGS)

GPSA704B-F Small Group Studies (SGS)

Dates/Times TBA

This supervised group study course is taken throughout the summer for students who are engaged in fieldwork or clinical case. The students study individual cases at their Fieldwork Site in depth, presenting and reading about the dynamics of each case as well as their personal reactions to the client. The students process the challenges in working with and learning about serious psychopathology in a treatment relationship. The goal of the course is to help students identify the defenses of narcissistic clients and the countertransference reactions of the treating therapist. Students will present cases with process notes as a way to study the dynamics of the cases. Each week three students meet with the faculty and present their cases, studying the most therapeutic approach to each case. (CERT/MAMHC/MAP)

GPSA704 Fieldwork Seminar/TBA – 4 credits

GPSA704 Fieldwork Seminar/TBA – 4 credits

Wednesday 4:30-6:15 pm

Tutorial weekly with fieldwork on site hours The Fieldwork experience provides an opportunity to apply theory and practice counseling and psychoanalytic techniques through practicing in a clinical setting under supervision. GPSA 704 is taken in the summer or when the student has not completed the required number of total fieldwork hours, fieldwork paper or presentation by the completion of course GPSA703. The student remains enrolled in the GPSA 701-704 course sequence until the fieldwork study, paper and presentation are completed. As the student moves through the fieldwork sequence, the student has increasing ability for independence and develops professional identity. The student learns advanced techniques to enable individuals to tolerate more comfortably the stimulation of the therapeutic experience, that allows them to more freely talk with the counseling professional. The importance of professional, ethical and cultural issues will be examined throughout the course. Students collect an audio recording once each semester and either lead or co-lead a counseling or psychoeducational group in addition to individual work with clients. (MAMHC)

GPSA824 Treatment Techniques: Symbolic and Emotional Communication/Weintraub – 3cr

GPSA824 Treatment Techniques: Symbolic and Emotional Communication/Weintraub – 3cr

Thursday 6:30-9:30pm Main Classroom

This course is formerly GPSA524. 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. (All Programs)

GPSA559-562 Directed Research/Instructor: TBA – 0.5–3.0 credits

GPSA559-562 Directed Research/Instructor: TBA – 0.5–3.0 credits

Dates/Times arranged with instructor

The student enrolls in Directed Research to seek more support on the MA research project. 3- 12 hours is spent throughout the semester with time distributed between meeting individually with a faculty member and faculty reading the paper. Students remain in Directed Research until their project is complete. (MA)

GPSA531 Group Dynamics I: Theories & Techniques/Silver – 3cr

GPSA531 Group Dynamics I: Theories & Techniques/Silver – 3cr

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Main Classroom

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. (All Programs)