PY 820A: Adv Sem-Brief Psychotherapy

Synonym:

51665 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

James Fauth

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Mondays 1/14 - 3/3 (4:30PM-6:59PM)
Mondays 3/17 - 5/5 (4:30PM-6:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Clinical Techniques and Methods/Interventions
Restricted to Year III & Year IV students.
Priority to Year IV students from December 4 – 11; open to Year III students on December 12.

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.