Clin Theory & Techniques 2

Term: Fall 2011

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6277

This course provides an introduction to clinical theory and technique with a psychodynamic perspective. Throughout the course an emphasis will be placed on the integration of theory, ressearch and practice.  Ongoing consideration will be given to the question of how the relevant research can inform clinical practice and how clinical practice can inform research. In addition, the implication of cultural and individual differences for clinical practice will be considered throughout the course. A final objective is to introduce students to the topics of consultation and supervision. Tppics include: beginning treatment, case formulation, the therapeutic frame, defenses and resistance, transference and countertransference, enactments, intersubjectivity, one versus two-person psychologies, mutuality and asymmetry in the therapeutic relationship, therapist self-disclosure, therapeutic impasses, cultural diversity, termination, and psychotherapy supervison. A continuation of GPSY 6275, to be taken concurrently with GPSY 6272.

Prerequisite: successful completion of GPSY 6275.

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