Sep 24, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
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PSY-629A1 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. The Psychodynamic track introduces students to a philosophically informed approach to psychotherapy that is congruent with the psychoanalytic traditions but which is cognizant of the postmodernist, dialectic, and systems- informed modes of thinking. Students will be introduced to basic philosophical ideas that formed the foundation of the psychoanalytic theory and practice.
Pre-requisites: PSY-708 , PSY-709 , PSY-711A1 , PSY-746  
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter Only
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Identify a broad spectrum of psychoanalytic theories and principles.
  2. Discuss cases from the theory and evidence-based underpinning of the psychoanalytic perspectives.
  3. Conduct appropriate treatment planning in consideration of patient goals, diagnosis, ego strengths, and challenges consistent with psychoanalytic perspectives.
  4. Intervene therapeutically and empathically with clients utilizing a psychodynamic framework.
  5. Describe the research on the strengths and weaknesses of psychodynamic theories and practice.
  6. Demonstrate cultural competency in case applications consistent with psychodynamic theory and practice. 

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