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