Clinical Theory and Technique 1

Term: Fall 2011

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6275

 This course focuses on mastering basic clinical theory and technique in the context of the initial phase of the therapeutic process. Issues covered include therapeutic neutrality, transference/countertransference, resistance, differential therapeutics, treatment planning, and arriving at a comprehensive diagnostic formulation. Relevant biological, psychological, and social factors, along with research perspectives, are considered. This course includes a clinical practicum. Prerequisite: successful completion of part I of the PhD comprehensive examination. Course to be taken concurrently with GPSY 6271

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