PYC 707: Psychotherapy with LGBT Clients

Synonym:

78122 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Lee Faver

Credits:

1

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 10/29 - 10/30 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Clinical Techniques & Methods/Interventions
Restricted to Year III and Year IV students.
Restricted to Year IV students from July 12-19; open to Year III students on July 20.

This course focuses on psychotherapy with gay men, lesbian women, bisexual and transsexual/transgender people. It emphasizes conceptualization, core developmental themes and clinical intervention with adolescents, adults and couples. Students will examine the social context and construction of both same-sex orientation and gender, prejudice and antigay-anti-trans internalizations, biological information, minority identities and multiple oppression. The emphasis will be how these influence the lives of LGBT and their implications for psychotherapy to promote psychosocial resilience as well as address psychopathology. APA guidelines for psychotherapy will provide a context for the course.