Applied Psychology Courses Summer 2006


PYD 600
Ethics and Professional Development in MFT Practice

COURSE ADDED 05/05/06
Competency Area: Professional Identity and Ethics
Required of and restricted to MFT I students.

This course will focus on the professional development of the marriage and family therapist, with a specific focus on ethics in MFT practice and on initial skills needed to begin clinical practice. Ethics topics will include legal responsibilities such as duty to warn, mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, and the requirements of federal laws such as HIPAA. 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 style, 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: Kevin Lyness
Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 10) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 1:00 – 4:15 pm (No class July 4)
Changed 06/30/06 to: Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 17) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 1:00 – 4:15 pm (No class July 4)
Maximum: 24
Credits: 3


PYG 605
Families 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 will provide a brief review of child development theory and an introduction to medical family therapy across the lifespan. Collaboration with larger systems of health and illness are a major focus of the course. Cross-cultural themes of systems theory-based, relationship-focused psychotherapy around the issues of health, illness, grief, and death are examined.

Section A: Anne Prouty Lyness
Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 10) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (No class July 4)
Changed 06/30/06 to: Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 17) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (No class July 4)
Maximum: 24
Credits: 3


PYS 608
Family Therapy Ethics in Practice

COURSE CANCELLED 05/05/06
Competency Area: Social Systems Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to MFT I students.

This course will examine the ethical and legal obligations of Marriage and Family Therapists in practice. Topics will include the AAMFT Code of Ethics, systems of ethical decision-making in clinical practice beyond codes of ethics, and legal responsibilities such as duty to warn, mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, and the requirements of federal laws such as HIPAA.

Section A: Kevin Lyness
Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 10) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 1:00 – 3:15 pm
(No class July 4)
Maximum: 24
Credits: 2


PY 602A
Fundamentals of Systems Therapy

COURSE CANCELLED 05/05/06
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 style, 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: Janie Long
Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 10) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 3:30 – 6:45 pm
(No class July 4)
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 2006, through the Summer 2006 semester.

Section A: Phyllis Jeswald
Credits: uncredited


PY 642B
Introduction to Systems Theory

Title changed 05/05/06 to: Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy
Competency Area: Social Systems Assessment and Intervention Strategies
Required of and Restricted to MFT I students.

This course will present an overview of the historical development of the theoretical foundations of family therapy. Several theoretical frames will be introduced including systems theory, cybernetics, communication theory, Bowenian theory, constructivism, social constructionism and feminism. Throughout the semester we will practice thinking in terms of the multiple levels of systems as related to family development and functioning. Students will be encouraged to scrutinize the epistemologies of the “founding parents” of the field, as well as examine and further develop their own epistemologies.

Section A: Janie Long
Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 10) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (No class July 4)
Changed 06/30/06 to: Time: Mondays (June 5 – July 17) and Tuesdays (June 6 – July 18), 9:00 am – 12:15 pm (No class July 4)
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 active clinical role with client-systems and, during the summer, each student will write an internship learning contract. Faculty internship supervisors continue to monitor and supervise students’ off-site clinical work

Section A: TBA
Changed 04/27/06 to: Section A: Sreve Price
Section B: TBA
Section B CANCELLED 04/27/06
Changed 06/30/06 to: Time: Mondays, 1:00 – 4:15 pm (June 5 – July 17)
Maximum: 6 per section
Credits: ProSem: 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, 2006 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 10th 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