Jun 15, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024
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PSY-629C1 Practicum Case Seminar: Humanistic/Experiential

2 semester credits

Each 2 credit PSY-629 course consists of four terms over a two-year period taken during a 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.

PSY-629C focuses on developing a strong knowledge base in humanistic/experiential theories, and the application of these theories, and related research to the conceptualization, and practice of psychotherapy. The Humanistic/Experiential track introduces students to a philosophically informed approach to psychotherapy that is congruent with the humanistic and experiential traditions but which is cognizant of the postmodernist, dialectic, multi-perspectivist, systems, and spiritually informed modes of thinking that many humanistic practitioners have integrated into their practice. While students will be introduced to basic philosophical ideas that formed the foundation of the humanistic/experiential movement, as well as selections from the “classic” writings of humanistic psychology, there will be equal emphasis upon subsequent and recent developments within the broad humanistic tradition that have endeavored to integrate these into practice with psychodynamic ideas, neurobiology, and systems theory including approaches that have attempted to ground humanistic therapy in empirical support.
Pre-requisites: PSY-708 , PSY-709 , PSY-711A1 , PSY-748 .
Delivery Method: Blended
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

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

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