Clinical Psychology Courses Fall 2003


PY 898
Advanced Practicum

Restricted to Year IV students.

An optional Practicum for fourth-year students wishing to have extensive further clinical training for more than 12 hours per week.

Section A: Lorraine Mangione
Credits: 3


PYC 716
Advanced Seminar: Advanced Projective Testing

(formerly PY 889K, Professional Practice Seminar)
Competency Area: Assessment
Restricted to Year IV students.

This course is meant for those students familiar with basic Rorschach who wish to gain more skill in using projective tests. Emphasis will be placed on the Exner Rorschach, with some attention also to the TAT and to coordinating data from projective tests with other data (such as from the Wechsler tests). Areas covered will include advanced scoring issues, interpretation of actual clinical protocols, and learning to present test data in useful language. The use of the Rorschach to address real world concerns, such as treatment planning, trauma, and forensic questions will also be addressed.

Section A: Diana Sholtz
Time: Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Maximum: 8
Credits: 3


PY 820A
Advanced Seminar: Brief Psychotherapy

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.

Pragmatic and humanitarian rationales for brief treatment are provided by reviews of psychotherapy utilization, outcome, and process research as well as consideration of its relationship to national health care. Approaches derived from a variety of theoretical orientations are surveyed. The elements common to these are identified and presented as a transtheoretical approach to therapy which can be used from all orientations. Cases are used to illustrate strategy and techniques.

Section A: James Fauth
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


PY 740B
Advanced Seminar:
Clinical Child Psychology – Psychopathology and Assessment

Competency Area: Assessment
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.

This course examines psychopathology from infancy through early adolescence. The paradigm of developmental psychopathology, or articulating the role of time and change in childhood disturbances, is an important focus of the class. Using this frame, the following areas are examined: clinical assessment of psychosocial problems in childhood; diagnostic systems for conceptualizing childhood psychopathology; and understanding disturbances of childhood through the lenses of intrapsychic, interpersonal, and the historical context. While students doing child and family therapy are encouraged to consider this class, those without a child or adolescent in their caseload may participate.

Section A: William Halikias
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


PYB 710
Advanced Seminar: Clinical Psychopharmacology

Competency Area: Biological Bases of Behavior
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.
Prerequisite: PY 710 Biological Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This course provides an introduction to clinical psychopharmacology, one of the most direct clinical applications of biological perspective to psychology. A brief review of the biological basis of psychopharmacology and a discussion of the principals of psychopharmacological treatment precedes the class’s consideration of issues of ethics, compliance, and the psychologist’s role in the practice of psychopharmacology. Specific topics to be covered include the psychopharmacological treatment of psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychoactive substance disorders, in the treatment of children, adolescents, adult women and men, and elders; types of drug treatments for these disorders; methods of assessment and evaluation of treatment; treatment strategies; and discussion of the interface with psychological treatments. Knowledge of the DSM-IV diagnostic nomenclature is necessary.

Section A: Douglas Hoffman
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


PYC 712
Advanced Seminar: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice

(formerly PY 889I, Professional Practice Seminar)
Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year IV students.

This applied seminar explores the diversity of experiences and professional opportunities available for the psychoanalytic practitioner. Clinical, personal, social, and organizational events will be discussed from a comparative framework that reflects the ferment and vitality of current theories and practices within psychoanalysis. The emphasis will be on the conceptualization and communication of psychoanalytically informed knowledge and process in a wide variety of practice situations (e.g., evaluation, administration and management, leadership development, supervision, consultation, education, research, and treatment). The goal is to develop and enhance the necessary skills for becoming an effective local clinical psychoanalyst.

Section A: Ted Ellenhorn
Time: Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Maximum: 8
Credits: 3


PYC 714
Advanced Seminar: Empirically Supported Treatments

(formerly PY 889D, Professional Practice Seminar)
Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year IV students.

This seminar focuses on examining the multiple perspectives relative to empirically supported treatments. Issues of concern will range from selection of methodology to the more general questions of how psychotherapy research can be effectively integrated into clinical practice.

Section A: James Graves
Time: Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30 am
Maximum: 8
Credits: 3


PYI 704
Advanced Seminar: Integrative Psychotherapy

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.

This is a skills-based seminar where students learn to combine different theoretical orientations and therapy techniques to provide maximally effective help. While based on theoretical and research literature, the focus is on the development of therapy integration skills. Integrative techniques will be drawn from the cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, psychophysiological, and spiritual conceptualizations of emotional recovery. Clinical areas to be covered include depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and borderline personality disorder.

Section A: Margaret Goodwin
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


PY 737A
Advanced Seminar: Object Relations Theory

Competency Area: Intervention
Restricted to Years III and IV students.
Priority to Year IV students.

This seminar provides an overview of the theoretical foundation and critical concepts of object relations theory. It is designed to give the student a significant grasp of personality dynamics, development, and psychopathology within an object relations framework and is intended to offer students the opportunity to bring dimension and understanding to their clinical work as they explore, in depth, the application of Object Relations theory to clinical practice.

Section A: Colborn Smith
Time: Mondays, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
Maximum: 12
Credits: 3


PY 884A
Case Conference I
PY 893
Practicum

Required of and Restricted to Year III students.
Competency Area: Relationship & Intervention

During this year students will have an intensive small group clinical consultation experience with faculty. Emphasis is on case presentations, including video and audiotapes, with a goal of examining students’ clinical work.

Section A: Barbara Belcher-Timme
Section B: Kathi Borden
Section C: James Fauth
Section D: Michael Foot
Section E: Lorraine Mangione
Section F: Martha B. Straus
(Section assignments will be made by the department)
Time: Mondays: 9:00 – 11:30 am
Maximum: 5 per section
Credits: 3 and 3


PY 886A
Case Conference III

(formerly Advanced Case Conference)
Competency Area: Relationship & Intervention
Restricted to Year IV students.

This course offers students a further intensive small group clinical experience for fourth-year students. Emphasis is on case presentations, including audio and/or videotapes, with a goal of examining students