GPSA760 Clinical Research Tutorial | SUMMER

Tutorial/Instructor: TBA

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. ACAP only

GPSA704B-F Small Group Studies (SGS) | SUMMER

Instructor: TBA
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 person and present their cases, stud

GPSA704 Fieldwork Seminar | SUMMER

Instructor: Dr. Vicki Semel-4 credits
Thursdays 4:50-5:40pm 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, and that allow 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. ACAP &BGSP-NJ (Cert
required, MAMHC required, MAP required

GPSA 586 Lifestyles and Career Counseling | SUMMER

Counseling/Instructors: Ms. Daphne Chang – 3 credits

Wednesdays 5:30-8:40pm 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19,7/26, 8/2, & 1 day at the summer conference 6/10 or 6/11

This course designed to provide an understanding of career development and the interrelationship between careers and personality;
lifespan development; family; lifestyle choices; use of defense mechanisms and diversity. A broad understanding of career
development theories, occupational and educational information sources, assessment tools, and measures, decision-making models
and online resources will be reviewed. Students’ assignments will be based on self-assessment modules in which the student will
apply concepts, tools and theory to the student’s own life experience. BGSP-NJ (MAMHC required)

GPSA 104 Multicultural Issues in Mental Health Work | SUMMER

Work/Instructor: Dr. Alice Weintraub – 3 credits
Tuesdays 5:30-8:40pm 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, & 1 day at the summer conference 6/10 or 6/11

Multicultural Issues in Mental Health Work is a counseling course designed to introduce students to theoretical models of diversity
and identity development. Students will examine theories of Race, Ethnicity, Class, Sex, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Ability, as
a means of understanding the development and utility of one’s own belief system, as well as the beliefs, values, and experiences of a
diverse client base. This course will address the notion of ‘difference’ within the therapeutic hour and examine the role and
influence of systemic factors within the counseling process. The goal of this course is to assist students in becoming more multiculturally
competent psychoanalytic counselors by increasing awareness and insight, and by enhancing clinical skills. ACAP &
BGSP-NJ (Cert required, MAMHC required, MAP Elective, Post MA if not taken for MA)