18:821:535Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality (3) A comparative study of the major psychoanalytic
understandings of personality and psychopathology.
will address the contributions of Freud and ego psychology, Sullivan and
contemporary interpersonalists, British object relations theories,
self-psychology, and contemporary relational psychoanalysis. Readings, class
discussion, and presentations will also address special topics
like trauma, attachment, and neuroscience. While this is a theoretical course,
clinical material may be presented by students or instructor to illustrate
concepts. Prerequisites: For clinical students: Psychodynamic Interview. For all students: Foundations of Intervention. School psychology students without the Psychodynamic Interview course may be welcome with the permission of the instructor. Others are welcome with permission of instructor.
18:821:537/538Treatment of At-Risk Ethnic Minority Adolescents in Clinics and Schools (BA)Addresses the treatment of at-risk, ethnic-minority adolescents in clinics and schools. Explores culture dynamics for African-American and Latino adolescents and their families. Provides clinical as well as school-based interventions. The course will include individual, group, and family therapy interventions. The multisystems model will be introduced as a conceptual framework for comprehensive work with adolescents. Motivational interviewing techniques will be taught as an evidence-based individual treatment that is particularly useful with adolescents who are initially resistant to treatment. The issues of violence prevention and gang involvement in schools and communities will be explored. SANKOFA, a culturally sensitive, evidence-based group treatment intervention will be discussed. Strategies for involving ethnic minority families in our treatment interventions in clinics and schools will be explored throughout the course.
18:821:543Psychological Clinic Practicum (0.5)
18:821:544,545,546Psychological Clinic Practicum (2,2,1) Learn experientially how to function as a member of the professional outpatient staff in the GSAPP Psychological Clinic, with weekly supervision by licensed psychologists: a) provide therapy and assessment services (according to your training goals) to clients with adult, child, marital, and family problems; b) meet with assigned supervisors weekly, one hour for each client session; c) collect fees; and d) submit required clinical records. Register every semester in which new or ongoing clients will be seen through the Psychological Clinic, either for assessment or therapy. ALL FIRST YEAR STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR AT LEAST 1 CREDIT for the fall semester.
You must register for all clients seen in the Psychological Clinic: 1 Client=1E credit. If you have completed your GSAPP clinic requirements or if you choose to meet course experiential requirements in off-campus settings with supervision in that setting, then you are not required to register for Psychological Clinic practicum. Second-year clinical Psy.D. students are expected to work with two clients.
Students seeing one client, register for 18:821:546:01 (1 credit); students seeing two clients, register for 18:821:544:01 (2 credits); students seeing three clients, register for 18:821:544:01 and 18:821:546:01 (3 credits total); students seeing four clients, register for 18:821:544:01 and 18:821:545:01 (4 credits total).
18:821:547Introduction to Group Psychotherapy (3)
The study of group leadership and group therapy from a psychodynamic perspective covered through lectures and readings; experiential process group and/or observation of an ongoing psychotherapy group; sharing or group leadership experiences; and observation of videotapes.
18:821:555Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression (3)
This two-semester course focuses on the clinical application of specific treatment protocols shown to be effective in controlled research studies to address anxiety and depression. Students learn how to conduct a multidimensional assessment using structured clinical interviews, generate a cognitive-behavioral case conceptualization, and implement specific cognitive-behavioral strategies targeting the diagnosed symptoms and problems. Outcomes will be assessed before and after therapy to measure treatment success. Students evaluate and treat one case in the clinic following a general introduction to assessment and treatment in the first few weeks of the course. A second case is added in the spring semester. Topics in class will cover child and adult assessment and treatment, and cases will be either child or adult. Supervision of cases will be conducted in group format, and students will be expected to arrange a 1.5-hour group supervision in addition to regularly scheduled class time.
Prerequisites: 18:820:504, 635 or instructor's approval.
18:821:556Clinical Research and Treatment for Youth Anxiety and Depression (3)This clinical applications course will provide didactic and experiential training in state-of-the-art diagnostic, assessment, and treatment
procedures for youth anxiety and mood disorders (ages 8-15). Students will
become competent in the administration of common structured diagnostic
interviews (e.g., KSADS, KID-SCID) and objective measurement (e.g., Child
Depression Inventory, Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, Child
Behavior Checklist). Students will develop a knowledge base of theoretical and
empirical research on the phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of
internalizing disorders in youth, focusing on evidence-based protocols.
Students will receive didactic and experiential training in multiple
manual-based treatments that have received empirical support for their outcomes
and conduct therapy with at least two clinical cases seeking treatment through
the Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic (YAD-C). All students will be
participating in a clinical research setting, recruiting research participants,
collecting data, administering assessments, and providing treatment. This will
provide a model of how research can be completed within a service setting.Prerequisite: Students must receive permission from the instructor prior to enrolling for or attending this course.
18:821:557Serious Mental Illness: Hospital and Community Care (3)Introduces modern therapeutic approaches to the treatment of serious mental illness. Topics covered include: treatment of basic psychopathology and core psychological issues involved in recovery; evolution and rationale of various approaches to and components of hospital and community care; and special systematic and clinical issues associated work with this population (e.g., interaction with physicians, use of restraints, medical-legal issues, etc.)
18:821:558Learning Disabilities - Adult (2)
Training in psychological assessment and
integrative report writing is a fundamental and necessary requisite for
being a well-rounded psychologist. The
primary objective of this course is to teach and train students on
individual psychological tests (cognitive, academic, neuropsychological,
objective personality) in preparation for conducting cognitive
evaluations through the GSAPP Center for Psychological Services Clinic. Through
didactic lecture, experiential group exercises, and group supervision of
cases, students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and competency in
the administration, scoring, and interpretation of various assessment
tools, and understand how foundations of assessment are relevant to the
field. In addition to providing
training on particular assessment tools, the course is also designed to
expose students to a range of disorders that are commonly assessed using
cognitive measures (ADHD, Specific Learning Disorder, etc.). This course is designed for student interaction and application of principles offsets and measurement. The
didactic component of the course will be expanded by case data
presentations, pragmatic experiential experiences (e.g., in-class mock
administration/scoring of measures), and group discussion of cases.
18:821:562Behavioral Couples Therapy (3)
Introduces students to national couple trends and normative couple behavior. Teaches theoretical and empirical bases of behavioral couples therapy and clinical applications. Topics include interviewing; ethics; self-report and observational assessment procedures; treatment planning; intervention techniques such as behavior exchange, communication, and problem solving; and cognitive and affective interventions. Applies behavioral couples therapy to couples from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds and to gay/lesbian couples.
18:821:564Play and Milieu Therapy with Children (3)
Focuses on theory and techniques used in play therapy with children under the age of 12. Use of play in assessment and treatment of children. Play therapy interventions in treatment of specific disorders including behavioral disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, and traumatic/stress disorders. Focus on work with children, parents, and teachers. Carrying a child case is required.
18:821:566Cognitive Behavioral Family Intervention/Adolescent (3)
In-depth examination of the causes,
course, intervention and prevention of adolescent problems from a cognitive
behavioral perspective, particularly in relationship to the whole family.
Through weekly therapy video tapes, outside speakers, readings, research
reports, and discussion, students will gain expertise in the secondary
prevention of adolescent problems through early family intervention.
Experiential requirement: carry a case; do your family's genogram; or present
an ongoing, empirical research project.
18:821:567Behavior Therapy/Child (3)
practically oriented course reviews behavioral assessment and therapy applied
to selected topics of child disorders typically encountered on an outpatient
basis. Some of the topics covered include clinical interviews, observations, rating scales, and questionnaires used in behavioral assessment; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; oppositional defiant disorder; pervasive developmental disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; and fears and phobias. The major theoretical approach is cognitive behavior therapy. Lecture,
demonstration, case material, audio, and videotapes will be used as primary
teaching tools. Students are required to carry at least one case and conduct
a behavior change project for which they will receive behavioral supervision
from an outside supervisor.
18:821:568Eating and Weight Disorders (3)
Provides an overview of the epidemiology, causes, and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. The focus is on the interplay among biological, psychological, and cultural factors of the development and maintenance of these disorders. Open to students from doctoral programs in psychology and nutrition.
18:821:569Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations (3)
students to the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy of
adolescents and adults from diverse populations, with a particular focus
racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender individuals. A secondary focus will be on social class
and individuals with strong religious beliefs. Issues such as
countertransference, and using therapy to address the mental health
social oppression will be stressed. An introductory knowledge of
psychodynamic theory is presupposed, as well as some knowledge of social
psychology and some basic knowledge of diversity issues. Clinical
may use this course as an elective for their diversity requirement, or
as an applications course, if they are seeing a related client during
18:821:601Independent Study in Clinical Psychology (3) Register for "By Arrangement" credits.
Prior to registration, students should consult faculty members to determine arrangements. Students are required to submit papers based on their studies. Faculty member must sign-off on gold-colored "Independent Study" form. Submit signed form to student services coordinator.Prerequisite: Students must consult faculty members to determine arrangements.
18:821:604Working With Trauma (3)Focuses on clinical work with
patients suffering from reactions to traumatic experiences, in particular,
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). From its initial application
veterans, our understanding of PTSD has more
recently been expanded to include the effects of such experiences as child abuse
and adult rape, as well as exposure to such catastrophic experiences as
9/11. The goal of the course will be to increase understanding of
traumatic symptoms and syndromes and to describe two approaches (psychodynamic
and cognitive behavioral) to clinical work with these
18:821:605Integrative Perspectives on Trauma (3) Introduces students to the
theory and practice of trauma work, defined as assessment and intervention with
individuals, families and communities that are exposed to a variety of traumatic
events and experiences, ranging from individual victimization to large-scale
complex emergencies. The course, which focuses primarily on working with adults,
takes an integrative perspective; presenting three major theoretical/conceptual
approaches to trauma work (cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and
psychosocial), it then presents a conceptual and clinical framework for
meaningful integration of these theoretical perspectives.
Combining clinical and community/ecological perspectives on trauma,
aspects of trauma work ranging from specific, evidence-informed
interventions for traumatized individuals to broader, internationally based
psychosocial interventions for communities and populations, are presented for
critical review. Informed by a philosophy and value of cultural responsiveness,
the course examines the applicability and appropriateness of major trauma
interventions for specific cultural, racial and ethnic communities.
18:821:607Interpersonal Psychotherapy (3)
This practically oriented course will provide students with
an opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of interpersonal
psychotherapy (IPT) for depression. The course will also cover adaptations of
IPT to other disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder and bulimia) and to other formats
(e.g., group, phone, and prevention). Lecture, demonstration, case material,
audio and videotapes will be used as the primary teaching tools. Students are
required to carry one IPT case for which they will receive IPT-related
consultation in the course.
18:820:608/609Clinical Research and Treatment for Youth Anxiety and Depression (3) This clinical applications course will provide didactic and experiential training in state-of-the-art diagnostic, assessment, and treatment procedures for youth anxiety and mood disorders (ages 8 - 15). Students will become competent in the administration of common structured diagnostic interviews (e.g. KSADS, KID-SCID) and objective measurement (e.g., Child Depression Inventory, Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, Child Behavior Checklist). Students will develop a knowledge base of theoretical and empirical research on the phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of internalizing disorders in youth, focusing on evidence-based protocols. Students will receive didactic and experiential training in multiple manual-based treatments that have received empirical support for their outcomes and conduct therapy with at least two clinical cases seeking treatment through the Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic (YAD-C). All students will be participating in a clinical research setting, recruiting research participants, collecting data, administering assessments, and providing treatment. This will provide a model for how research can be completed within a service setting. Students must receive permission from the instructor prior to enrolling for or attending this course.Student must be selected by instructor to take this course.
18:821:610 Serious Mental Illness (BA)
Concerned with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe/recurrent depression, and severe personality disorder. The course is roughly divided into three parts. The first part is effectively a course in advanced psychopathology, examining the evolving scientific understanding of these disorders. Also considered will be issues related to social roles, such as parenthood, work, and involvement with groups. A second part addresses treatments for these conditions: what we know, what we don't know, what we might know. The third is concerned with the larger systemic and institutional context of care for these individuals, and how this may influence their care.
18:821:612Fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (3)Familiarizes students with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based psychosocial treatment initially developed for
suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Students will
be taught the primary theories, principles, and strategies that inform DBT.
Students will also become familiar with the latest research on DBT for BPD as
well as adaptations for other populations. Lecture, demonstration, multimedia
applications, and group discussion will be used as the primary teaching methods.
DBT is a complex treatment with multiple facets. This course will be a necessary
prerequisite before using DBT in an applied setting.
18:821:613Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Practice (3)
Focuses on the clinical application of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an
evidence based treatment designed for individuals with borderline personality
disorder and comorbid psychological disorders. Students learn how to conduct a
multidimensional assessment using structured clinical interviews, generate a DBT
case conceptualization, and implement DBT. Students will have a variety of
opportunities to gain experiential practice that may include DBT individual
therapy, co-therapy on a DBT case, rating tapes of DBT sessions, and/or
co-leading DBT skills-training groups. The emphasis for experiential practice
will be on developing adherence to the DBT model, maintaining fidelity to the
model, and conducting outcomes and psychotherapy process assessment in clinical
cases. Topics will focus primarily on adult cases. This course is part of a one-to-two
year practicum experience.
821:614Practice in DBT II (BA)This course is the second of a yearlong sequence that focuses on the clinical application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment designed for individuals with borderline personality disorder and comorbid psychological disorders. Students learn how to conduct a multidimensional assessment using structured clinical interviews, generate a DBT case conceptualization, and implement DBT. Students will have a variety of opportunities to gain experiential practice that may include DBT individual therapy, co-therapy on a DBT case, rating tapes of DBT sessions, and/or co-leading DBT skills training groups. The emphasis for experiential practice will be on developing adherence to the DBT model, maintaining fidelity to the model, and conducting outcomes and psychotherapy process assessment in clinical cases. Topics will focus primarily on adult cases. This course is part of a one-to-two year practicum experience.Prerequisites: 18:821:613 and instructor's approval.
18:821:615,616Family Therapy (3,3)
Discusses family systems theory as a new paradigm for conceptualizing human dilemmas; major theoreticians and schools in the family therapy field; core concepts and their relevance for the clinical application; phases of psychotherapy with a family, basic interventions, implementation of change, and the main attitudes of a family therapist exemplified through clinical experiences; formulation of a psychosocial assessment of a family system with the therapist's use of self within the "therapeutic system." Participants study their own clinical work and focus on specific strategies of intervention according to different types of families. Family therapy case with supervision required.
This is a yearlong course; both semesters required. Prerequisites: Advanced standing. Previous counseling/therapy experience and coursework required.
18:821:623Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment (3)
Studies the relationship between brain function and behavior. Major topics include anatomy and physiology of the brain, behavioral functions associated with the cerebral hemispheres and lobes, behavioral presentations of common neurological and psychiatric conditions, administration and interpretation of the most commonly used neuropsychological tests and batteries, and diagnostic examination for brain dysfunction.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in physiological psychology (or equivalent) and adult cognitive assessment course.
18:821:624Theory and Practice of CBT II (3)
of the theoretical and clinical foundations of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and clinical practice of
with adult disorders.
Required of clinical Ph.D. students. Prerequisite: Only students who took the spring segment may register for fall.
18:821:625Theory and Practice of CBT I (3)
Required of all
first-year Ph.D. students in the clinical program; open to selected students from the Psy.D.
program. Provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of cognitive behavior therapy for adult clinical
disorders. The guiding principles of
social learning (social cognitive)
theory are emphasized.
Consistent with the philosophy of the clinical Ph.D. program, the course integrates theory, research
methodology, and clinical application.
18:821:626Evidence-Based Treatment: Dissemination, Implementation, and Scalability (3)Patients are not receiving evidence-based treatments in routine clinical care. Even when patients do receive these treatments they may not be optimally implemented. The course focuses on barriers to improved implementation such as the striking lack of research on training for empirically-supported psychosocial interventions and what might be done to remedy the problems. Innovative implementation strategies that are also scalable include the creative use of technology guided self-help,and task-sharing with nonspecialized health care providers. Other topics include the train-the-trainer approach, community-based partnership research, and cultural adaptation of empirically supported treatments.
18:821:630Assessment and Treatment of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (3) Provides an overview of theory and research on the nature, assessment, and treatment of alcohol problems, abuse, and dependence. Includes models to conceptualize how people with drinking problems change, approaches to assessment, and models of treatment. Drug abuse is covered somewhat as well. Evidence-based practice in the treatment and assessment of substance-abuse disorders is emphasized. An experiential element is included as part of the coursework for the class. This can be in the form of a clinic substance-abuse case, a self-change project, and/or several other options for experience with substance-abuse treatment.
Prerequisite: 18:820:567.This course is a prerequisite for or must be concurrent with a PACT practicum.
18:821:631Behavioral Medicine (3)Provides an introduction to the nature of behavioral medicine and a selective focus on the implementation of applied behavioral interventions for specific health-related problems.
18:821:633Existential, Phenomenological, and Hermeneutic Approaches to Clinical Psychology (3)
Introduction to existential, phenomenological, and hermeneutic approaches to clinical psychology, with emphasis on psychopathology. Includes some discussion of the relevant philosophical background and possibly of certain poststructuralist developments. In the past, readings have included philosophers (selected from the following: Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Foucault) and various psychiatrists and psychologists (Jaspers, Binswanger, Minkowski, Blankenburg, Schachtel, Lacan, and Laing). Student interests are taken into account.
Provides a comprehrensive introduction to schizophrenia and the
schizophrenia spectrum of disorders, with a focus on the nature of the
psychopathology, its causes, and current psychological forms of
treatment. Emphasis will be placed on considering these disorders from
a variety of different perspectives, including psychology, cognitive
science, psychiatry, phenomenology, philosophy, and cultural
anthropology. Special attention will be paid to the subjective
dimension--the patient's own experience of, and perspective on, his or
18:821:637Basic Principles and Methods of Psychoanalytic Therapy (3)
Introduction to standard psychoanalytic therapy, described via case presentation and literature from the domains of ego psychology, self-psychology, the relational movement, and control-mastery theory. Overview of psychodynamic approaches to problems involving neurotic, borderline, psychotic, and post-traumatic conditions. Topics include the analytic attitude, the real relationship, the working alliance, transference and countertransference, resistance, and phases of treatment.
Prerequisites: 18:820:634 and either 18:821:535 or 540, or permission of instructor.
Psychodynamic understanding and technique as applied to the short-term treatment (10 to 35 sessions) of selected clients; current models of practice based on either drive/structural, relational, cognitive/dynamic, or integrative concepts; and theory and application demonstrated through use of videotapes. Discussion topics include psychotherapy integration, transference and resistance, curative factors, research approaches, gender and sociocultural factors, and values and visions in psychotherapy. Therapy case with supervision required.
Yearlong course; both semesters required for credit to be given. Prerequisite: Previous course in psychoanalytic theory or therapy and/or supervised experience in psychodynamic therapy.
18:821:643Advanced Analytic Supervision (1)
For advanced students seeing clients in long-term, analytically influenced therapy. Students present their work for help in the areas of dynamic and diagnostic formulations, analysis of transference and resistance configurations, exploration of individual and group countertransference, and counterresistance phenomena.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
18:821:644 Multicultural Supervision (1)
Advanced students seeing
diverse clients in cross-cultural therapy will present their work for help in
areas of cross-cultural formulation and treatment. Cultural diversity is
defined broadly, including differences (between client and therapist) in race,
ethnicity, national status, religion, and sexual identity. The supervision will
emphasize self-awareness in the therapist regarding his or her own cultural beliefs
and assumptions, and facilitate a cross-cultural understanding of individual and
group transference, countertransference, and resistance configurations to
enhance treatment effectiveness. Although the focus will largely be on
individual and couples cases, students interested in presenting cross-cultural
group therapy or outreach activities are also welcome.
18:821:645Advanced Group Therapy Supervision (1)
For students who have special interest in group psychotherapy. Includes discussion of groups being lead or co-lead at the GSAPP clinic or at students' practicum sites. Discussions will include treatment group's content and process, leadership and co-leadership issues, transference and countertransference issues, and parallel process issues that may emerge within the context of the supervision group. To highlight certain learning points, the supervision group's process may be explored as well. Students must be leading or co-leading a psychotherapy group, or be willing to start a group during the semester. Additionally, students must be willing to participate in the preliminary activities (promoting the group, screening candidates, etc.) required for starting a psychotherapy group.
Prerequisite: 18:821:547 Introduction to Group Psychotherapy, its equivalent, or special permission from the instructor.
18:821:647Advanced Couples Therapy Supervision (1)For those with special interest in couples therapy. Includes training for, and supervision of, couples therapy provided in the GSAPP clinic. Its primary focus will be upon emotionally focused couples therapy, Susan Johnson's empirically supported model, though contributions of other models will be discussed as well. Training modalities will include didactic training, viewing of training tapes, review of students' videotaped cases, and role playing of couple/therapist interactions.Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, with preference being given to students who have taken Behavioral Couples Therapy or Family Therapy or have previous experience in couples therapy.
18:821:648Professional Identity Development and Presentation (1.5)The supervision will focus on professional skill development in clarifying one's professional identity, and representing oneself and one's clinical work in writing and in interviews for APA-accredited internships, postdoctoral fellowships, licensure, and employment. Class activities will include interactive exercises and individualized and group guidance and coaching.
18:821:650Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Clinical Issues (1)This
course is intended to focus on the psychological experiences of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) populations. Topics in clinical
practice to be covered include: GLBT sensitivity when assessing and
treating clients; the effects of heterosexism and prejudice; variations
on the coming-out process; diversity within the GLBT community; bullying
in schools and online; the impact of the social and legal evolution of
marriage; and familiarization with sexual/health topics relevant in
working with GLBT clients. The course will have both didactic and
experiential group process components.Five-week course.
Biweekly group supervision to discuss cases and issues that arise in practicum settings.
Required for first-year clinical Psy.D. students.
18:821:657,658Internship in Clinical Psychology (3,3)
Required for all Psy.D. students in the clinical psychology program, usually during the fourth or fifth year of training. Provides a 12-month (1,750 hours) supervised experience in a setting determined by the program chair and the student.
Prerequisites: Students must have completed all coursework and required pre-internship practicum hours and successfully passed the written comprehensive exams.
18:821:659Part-Time Internship in Clinical Psychology (BA)
For students who have approval to complete the supervised experience over a two-year period. Register for 2 credits in the fall and 1 credit in the spring semester, totaling 3 credits each year.
Prerequisite: Special permission from the department chair.
18:821:665Seminar in Sex Therapy (1)
Principles of sexual therapy; includes medical aspects and
couples/interpersonal therapy, in addition to CBT. The new pharmacology and
sexology. Cultural and interpersonal perspectives. Biopsychosocial formulation
of sexual problems. Assessment and treatment strategies. Male and female sexual
dysfunction. Rise of cognitive and educational interventions. Treatment
outcomes. Legal, ethical, and professional issues
Prerequisites: Background in interview and general therapy techniques.