Applied Psychology Courses Summer 2004


PY 602A
Fundamentals of Systems Therapy

Competency Area: Individual Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to MFT I students.

This course will focus on the basics of the interaction between the systems therapist and the system. The stages of therapy (initial contact, joining, problem definition, treatment formulation, the setting of goals and treatment plan and basic techniques available to the systems therapist) will be covered. Students will be encouraged to create their own techniques, will learn to attend to both content and process levels of communication during therapy sessions, and will begin to be able to observe themselves and the effects of their interventions on the systems with which they work.

Section A: Tim Lowry
Time: Mondays, June 7 through July 12,
9:00 am – 12:15 pm, and
Tuesdays, June 8 through July 6,
1:45 – 5:00 pm, and
Tuesday, July 13, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm and
1:45 – 3:00 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 3


PYG 605
Groups and Larger Systems

Competency Area: Group Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to MFT II students; others by written permission of the Program Director attached to or on registration form.
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Systems Therapy, PY 602A

This course is designed to help students bridge the gap between working with individuals, couples, and families to working with groups of individuals. Theoretical and practical knowledge of group dynamics, group development, and group leadership styles will be explored. Students will be exposed to the notion of a second paradigmatic shift to work in and with larger systems. A particular structured method (network intervention) for working with larger systems around issues of chronic mental illness, crisis intervention, child abuse and neglect, hospice and other organizations will also be examined. Using systemic theory to work in larger systems will also be explored.

Section A: Nick Belsky
Time: Mondays and Tuesdays,
June 7 to July 13, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Maximum: 24
Credits: 3


PY 693
Internship, Dance Movement Therapy

A supervised six-to-nine month DMT internship (minimum 700 hours) in a clinical setting in keeping with standards approved by the American Dance Therapy Association.

Section A: Phyllis Jeswald
Credits: 4


PY 693B
Internship Continuation, DMT

For students continuing an internship, begun in Spring 2004, through the Summer 2004 semester.

Section A: Phyllis Jeswald
Credits: uncredited


PY 642B
Introduction to Systems Theory & Practice

Competency Area: Social Systems Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to MFT I students.

This course is designed to introduce students to the notion of the system as the unit of analysis when examining psychological distress. Students will be exposed to the paradigmatic shift from focusing on the individual to focusing on the family and larger social context as systems. They will learn how this shift influenced the history of the development of the marital and family therapy field and be exposed to the epistemological issues in current systems thinking. Students will examine the functioning of healthy family systems as well as looking at their own families of origin.

Section A: Janie Long
Time: Mondays, June 7 through July 12, 1:45 – 5:00 pm (Monday, June 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Tuesdays, June 8 through July 16, 9:00 am- 12:15 pm, and Tuesday, July 13, 9:00 – 10:15 am
Maximum: 24
Credits: 3


PY 687B
Professional Seminar in Marriage & Family Therapy III
PY 698B
Internship

Required of and Restricted to continuing MFT students.
Section Assignments will be made by the program.

The summer’s Professional Seminar will focus on aiding students in making the transition from the Practicum to the Internship. Students will be provided with support in taking on a more actively clinical role with client-systems and, during the summer, each student will write an internship contract.

Section A: Janie Long
Section B: Julia Halevy
Section C: Stephen Price
Section D: TBA
Time: Mondays, June 7 – July 5, 1:45 – 4:45 pm
Maximum: 6 per section
Credits: Pro Sem: 1, Internship: 2


PY 690

SIS: Supervised Individual Study

If you are planning an independent study, please register for an SIS on your registration form. However, an SIS contract must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by July 10, 2004 in order for it to appear on your schedule or transcript. Please be sure to specify on the contract if the SIS will be used to fulfill a competency area or serve as a required course substitute, or as an elective. Contracts received after the July 10 deadline will be returned to you for registration in a subsequent semester (additional costs may apply). Credits will not appear on your schedule until the SIS contract(s) has been submitted to the Registrar’s Office, thus affecting your enrollment status and perhaps your financial aid eligibility.

Credits: variable