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    Jun 20, 2019  
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PSY-629A2 Practicum Case Seminar: Psychodynamic

2 semester credits
Each 2 unit PSY-629 term (term 1 is 629A1 and so on) is designed to complement the student’s clinical practicum experience. The primary goals of PSY-629 are: a) to provide depth exposure to one broad clinical theoretical orientation, including theoretical understanding, applied skill development, and related research and; b) to provide ongoing case consultation and supervision linked to the training the students are concurrently receiving at their practicum sites. The PSY-629A series focuses on developing a strong knowledge base in psychoanalytic theories and the application of psychodynamic theory and research to the practice of psychotherapy.
Pre-requisites: PSY-708 , PSY-709 , PSY-711A1 , PSY-746 . In addition, each course in this sequence is a prerequisite to those that follow.
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Be familiar with psychodynamic theory and principles across its historical iterations.
  2. Be able to appropriately conceptualize cases from a psychodynamic perspective with a clear theory and evidence-based underpinning.
  3. Be able to conduct appropriate treatment planning in consideration of diagnosis, client goals, ego strength and potential for regression.
  4. Be able to utilize psychodynamic principles to diagnose a broad range of psychopathology.
  5. Be able to intervene therapeutically and empathically with clients in psychodynamically relevant and effective ways.
  6. Be able to form a solid working therapeutic alliance.
  7. Be able to assess treatment outcomes in a psychodynamic framework.
  8. Be able to maintain professional standards and provide treatment consistent with ethical and legal standard.



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