GPSA810 The Psychoanalytic View of Women

This course examines the evolving views of women’s psychic development and roles in society from multiple perspectives. The work of Freud, Deutsch, Horney, Bonaparte, Klein, Jacobson, Thompson, Chodorow, Gilligan, and other contemporary authors will be considered. (Elective for All Programs 3-cr)

Thursday | 7:20-9:40pm GPSA810 The Psychoanalytic View of Women /Lazar (Main)

GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial

Students in the Certificate program work individually with a research chairperson after development of a proposal approved by the training committee. The chairperson assists the student in completion of the proposal for the project through completion, approval and final presentation of the project. (Certificate only)

GPSA760/761 Clinical Research Tutorial – schedule to be arranged with instructor

GPSA800 Attachment: Theory and Practice –

This course explores how the fetus to adult relates and attaches. Psychic developments from the beginnings of life through the circumstances of birth, mother-infant bond, marriage and throughout all of life’s stages and in the consultation room are reviewed. The historical and contemporary works of theorists and practitioners are reviewed in relationship to attachment. (Elective All Programs 3-cr)

Thursday | 10:00-12:00pm GPSA800/758 Continuing Case: Attachment: Theory and Practice /Lovell (Zoom/Main)

GPSA758 Continuing Case: Attachment: Theory and Practice

Through continuing case presentations of three cases, students will apply attachment theories 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. (Certificate with approval in place of Clinical Case)

Thursday | 10:00-12:00pm GPSA800/758 Continuing Case: Attachment: Theory and Practice /Lovell (Zoom/Main)

GPSA753 Clinical Case: Practice Technique in Dreams and Symbolic Communication

This semester we will examine countertransference and ethical issues as they interact in decisions on treatment and technique. Often the conscious and unconscious attitudes of the analyst that shape countertransference also influence one’s ethical position. Case examples and readings will help students describe reactions and use them in their treatment decisions. A special focus will be on how analysis of symbolic communication and dreams are influenced by one’s countertransference. Students take this advanced course for the duration of their Consultation Center work. It is designed to help students work with patients, to recognize early resistances in treatment, and to understand induction and countertransference resistances in treatment. (Certificate only)

Thursday | 5:00-7:20pm GPSA753 Clinical Case/Practice Technique in Dreams/Symbolic Communication /Bratt (Main/Bratt office TBA)

GPSA701E-G Small Group Studies (SGS) –

This supervised group study course is taken concurrently with Fieldwork Seminar (GPSA701). 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 in the therapy. 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 individuals 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, studying the most therapeutic approach to each case. (Certificate or MA)

9:30-11:00am GPSA701E SGS/Bratt (Bratt office)

12:00-1:30pm GPSA701F SGS/Vaccaro (Vaccaro office)

3:10-4:40pm GPSA701G SGS/Lovell (Main)

GPSA701 Fieldwork Seminar: Clinical Interviewing & SGS

This course is designed for students approved for fieldwork. The Fieldwork experience provides an opportunity to study basic psychoanalytic and 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. (All Programs with approval 4-cr)

Thursday | 4:50-7:10pm GPSA701 Fieldwork Seminar: Clinical Interviewing/Semel & Lapides (Main/Semel office TBA)

GPSA554 Masters Research Seminar

This intensive course guides students in their design and completion of the Master’s paper within the guidelines of ethical research practices. Group work & guidance of the instructor facilitates the thesis writing process with special attention to the formation of the research question, research methodology & writing appropriate literature reviews. (MA 3-cr)

GPSA554 Research Seminar schedule to be arranged with instructor

GPSA559-562 Directed Research

The master’s degree student chooses to work with a research chair on the research paper, which is usually a single case from the fieldwork experience. The student enrolls in directed research with a thesis advisor and works individually with that faculty member until the project is complete. (MA only 0.5-cr to 3-cr)

GPSA559-562 Directed Research –schedule to be arranged with instructor

GPSA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts

In this course, students will learn the basic intervention strategies applied in counseling and psychoanalysis. We will study how these fields have expanded, in technique and theory, to include more severe emotional disorders. It will be an introduction to theory and interventions; students will learn how to apply these concepts in class via experiential learning. (MAMHC 3-cr)

Tuesday | 7:10-9:30pm GPSA522 Comparative Psychotherapies I: Modern Concepts/Silver & Thomas (Main)