PSY 051. Independent Study: Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 104. General Psychology. 3 Units.
This is the first semester of yearlong introductory course that will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. In the first semester, topics will include the biological basis of behavior; sensation and perception; states of consciousness; and learning and memory; and in the second semester, developmental psychology; personality psychology; social psychology; abnormal psychology; and motivation and emotion. . Emphasis also will be placed on the historical foundations of psychology and the application of psychology to diverse human endeavors.
PSY 105. General Psychology. 3 Units.
This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. Topics will include the historical foundations of psychology, cognition, emotions, learning, human development, biological bases of behavior, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy and behavior change, and social behavior. Emphasis also will be placed on the application of psychology to diverse human endeavors.
PSY 125. Introduction to Psychology. 3 Units.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of psychology emphasizing the theoretical constructs of motivation and emotion, sensation and perception, learning and memory, developmental psychology, health psychology, and methods of therapy. Students are familiarized with and learn to critically evaluate both basic and applied research in these areas. Also explored are the roles of different types of psychologists including clinical, educational, developmental, industrial, human factors, social and consumer.
PSY 201. Theories of Personality. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an intermediate level examination of various theoretical approaches to the study of personality. Viewpoints include those of Freud, Jung, Adler, Rogers, and the ego psychologists, the social learning theories, and the existentialists.
PSY 212. Library Research Methods. 1 Unit.
Library research methods for undergraduates are approached through an experiential guided tour through Antioch's Instructional Resource Center (IRC) and UCLA's University Library. This workshop provides insights into the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of searches. Recommended for all undergraduate students, especially those who intend to pursue graduate study.
PSY 250. Prior Learning: Psychology. 0 Units.
PSY 251. Independent Study: Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 253. Internship. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 300. The Contemporary Family and Social Stresses. 3 Units.
PSY 301. Theories of Personality. 3 Units.
PSY 301A. Addiction & Human Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an overview of the theories of human development and a critical analysis of the disruptive impact of addiction on the natural developmental process. Areas of study will include, developmental deficits, developmental arrest in recovering clients, delayed reactions to childhood trauma, the stages of recovery, a developmental model of recovery and the dominant discourses that influence human development. This course will also investigate the prevention and intervention techniques used to minimize the impact of addiction on human development. This course is one of several core courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 302. Culture and Personality. 3 Units.
This course examines some of the world's diverse images of self with a focus on those images found in tribal systems. The following questions are considered: Are emotions natural or cultural? What categories of emotion and thought are constructed in different societies? To what extent are Western conceptions of "self" shared by other cultural systems? Is "individualism" unique to Western society? How are morals, shamanism, and psychotherapy related to conceptions of self and society?.
PSY 302A. Community Psychology. 3 Units.
PSY 303. Social Psychology and Community Life. 3 Units.
Social psychology is the study of individual people in relation to the social systems in which they are embedded, including families, organizations, and societies. Students focus on four social/personal problems of current interest in society: self-esteem, motivation, repressed memories, and education. Each of these problems are examined in both terms of their foundation in individual psychology and as interpersonal events embedded in a social context.
PSY 304. Psychology of Aging. 3-4 Unit.
This course emphasizes the ways in which socio-cultural and personal factors contribute to the psychology of aging. A critical approach is used to interpret the results of statistical studies. Historical and cross-cultural influences are considered. Studies of personality and coping styles are explored with respect to the aging process.
PSY 305. Democratic Personhood. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores education (functional, interpretive, developmental, and critical) through Lewin's framework wherein behavior is a function of the person and the environment. Students study the theories of Rokeach, Kohlberg, Maslow, Argyris, and Freire. Students also develop a concept of democratic personhood through exploring their own democratic nature in an interactive manner through class dialogue and survey instruments.
PSY 306. Physiological Psychology: Brain and Behavior. 3-4 Unit.
The fundamentals of the central nervous system are presented through illustrated lectures and discussions, emphasizing implications for behavior (both normal and abnormal) so that students develop an awareness of biological contributions to psychological processes and experience.
PSY 306A. Evolutionary Psychology: Sex and Behavior. 3 Units.
PSY 307. History and Systems of Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an overview of historical tendencies in the history of psychology and introduces participants to some of the major systems that have developed during the past century. Emphasis is placed on the social context in which psychology originated and the philosophical issues underlying central psychological controversies. The course touches on the Eastern philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the Japanese psychotherapy of Morita and Naikan, and African healing traditions. Students explore the manner in which psychology functions in the present world as a form of practice and ideology.
PSY 308. Existential Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents an overview of existential psychology from four perspectives: literature, philosophy, psychological theory, and clinical application. Students become familiar with the major concepts of existential psychology, learn to critically analyze the paradigm itself, and contrast it with other paradigms.
PSY 308A. Existential Psychology: Roots, Theory, and Practice. 3-4 Unit.
This course will explore the major themes of Existential Psychotherapy from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, film, the expressive arts and literature. The Existential movement will be studied within a broader framework from positivism to postmodernism. Students will be introduced to the contributions of Irvin Yalom, Viktor Frankl and James Bugental, as well as a range of clinical practices. Emphasis will be placed on the themes of authenticity, meaning, freedom, responsibility, agency and choice. The class format will include experiential exercises, discussions and films that trace existential concepts within society and everyday experience.
PSY 309. Abnormal Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
In this course, a critical perspective on abnormal psychology is presented through consideration of methods of conceptualizing the individual, concepts of normality vs. abnormality, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and the medical model vs. the humanistic-existential model.
PSY 310. Art Therapy: Paradigms, Politics, and Practice. 3 Units.
PSY 310A. Humans in the Primate Order: Returning to Our Psychological Nature. 3-4 Unit.
This course investigates human nature with special focus on the psychology of primates and demonstrates the origins of our creative, communal, and moral processes. Students develop an intellectual and experiential foundation for the return to our psychological nature, and consider ways to honor the natural in our personal and professional lives.
PSY 311. Contemporary Modes of Counseling. 3-4 Unit.
This course offers a collaborative, interactive introduction to six major contemporary models of psychotherapy: Existential, Humanistic, Cognitive, Gestalt, Narrative, and Solution-Focused therapies. Students will explore these models through reading, discussion, class exercises, instructor role-play, and DVD presentations. The course also guides students in looking critically at the material presented through the lens of cultural sensitivity and issues of social justice.
PSY 311A. Foundations of Art Therapy: Past, Present, and Practical. 3-4 Unit.
This 10-week experiential course invites students to explore the power of art through an historical, contemporary and practical approach to art therapy. Students will learn how art therapy influences and works in tandem with neuroscience, attachment, clinical art assessment tools, art directives and interventions. Students will explore the power and significance of art materials and how to work with various populations. Through the use of readings, lectures, discussions and art making, students will gain self-awareness through a reflective and introspective process. Students will explore clinical issues seen through commonly used contemporary theories & art therapy lenses, and gain insight into the universal nature of art, illustrating how clinical issues can be accessed, assessed and healed through the use of art and psychotherapy.
PSY 311B. Art Therapy in Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 312. Library Research Methods. 1 Unit.
PSY 312A. Psychology of Creativity and Humor: Liberating Functions of the Human Spirit. 3 Units.
This course offers a theoretical and experiential survey of the creative process in psychology, the arts, and the conduct of one's daily life. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of humor as a specific form of creativity, as a psychological and sociological phenomenon, and as a potent, if risky, adjunct to psychotherapy. Topics include getting in touch with one's own sense of humor, and such controversial subjects as bawdy, sick, and ethnic humor.
PSY 313. Psychology and Society: Peace and Conflict. 3 Units.
This course surveys psychological theory, research, and action directed at the creation of peace, prevention of war, and nuclear disarmament. Topics include a survey of clinical, humanistic, developmental, and social psychological contributions to the promotion of peace.
PSY 313A. Psyche and Symbol: Archetypal Images of the Human Soul. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 314. Violence Against Women: a Social-Psychological Analysis. 3-4 Unit.
Physical and sexual abuse of girls and women, rape, spousal battery, sexual harassment, and pornography all establish dominance over women. This course analyzes the various manifestations of violence against women in contemporary American culture. A feminist perspective of violence against women, which utilizes historical, psychological and sociological methodologies, is presented for the students' critical analysis.
PSY 314A. Addiction & Marginalized Populations. 3-4 Unit.
This course identifies special problems, issues, and concerns for individuals challenged by addiction within specific population groups. The course offers an overview of the historical issues involved in the intercultural socialization process. This course focuses on the social-psychological dynamics of diverse and marginalized population groups that are challenged by addiction (such as individuals that are disabled, individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, women, the LGBT community, criminal offenders and adolescents). Ethnic and cultural differences will be emphasized to provide students the skills needed to communicate effectively with diverse populations. This course is one of several core courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 315. Diagnosis and Treatment of Chemical Dependency. 1 Unit.
PSY 315A. Psychology of Fatherhood in the Contexts of Couples, Marriage, and Family. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the psychology of fatherhood, the shadow land of family dynamics, experience and awareness, in context with the psychology of couples, marriage and family. The class utilizes philosophical, multi-cultural, socio-economical and socio-poltical perspectives to achcieve this end. Various schools of thought and treatment in the field of couples, marriage and family, as well as the little research avaible on fatherhood and fathering is explored. In addition, the course compares and contrast different psychological theories as they apply to this content.
PSY 316. Western Theories of Personality. 3-4 Unit.
This course involves a brief journey through some of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of our current theory and focuses on seven basic personality models from western psychology to lay the groundwork for further study. The course combines respectful exposure to academic knowledge with the belief that theory is constantly evolving and in need of challenge. Students will increase their ability to identify both wisdom and limitations in existing theory through critical thinking and well-developed arguments. There is an emphasis on creative and critical analysis of these theories and their biases in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, spirituality, and other often neglected essential aspects of human experience.
PSY 316A. Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 317. Creative Arts Therapy. 3 Units.
This course presents an introduction to the use of the arts, music, movement, poetry, theatre, and the graphic arts in different therapeutic settings. Students are helped to develop their own creativity and learn how to bring that creativity into their therapeutic work.
PSY 317A. Counseling Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders. 3-4 Unit.
This course will delve deeply into the intricacies of counseling clients with addiction and co-occurring disorders paying special attention to how this population is marginalized and the dominant discourses that influence the standard of care. Co-occurring disorders refers to co-occurring substance use (abuse or dependence) and mental disorders. Course contents include: cultural and contextual factors of the co-occurring population, evolution of the co-occurring disorders (COD) field, the guiding principles in treating clients with COD and strategies, key techniques and treatment planning for working with clients who have COD. This course is one of several expertise/skills courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 318. Psychology of Women and Aging. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the ways in which women and mental disorder have been linked in American psychiatric and mental health literature. A gender perspective on several categories of mental disorder is offered, including depression, PMS, hysteria and borderline personality disorder. Clinical approaches to women, including psychoanalysis, feminist therapy and pharmacological treatment are considered. The historical gender bias of psychiatry and other mental health professions is explored.
PSY 318A. Women and Mental Disorders. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 318B. Addiction & Family Dynamics. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to provide learners with clinical skills that will assist significant others (partner, family, employer, etc.) of those struggling with addiction to become advocates for the treatment and healing process. Course contents include exploring the following; the multigenerational nature of substance use disorders in family systems (with emphasis on the risk factors for addictive behaviors); the dynamics of families affected by dysfunction; the impact of child abuse and neglect and how that impacts future adult behavior, family values, norms, roles and beliefs of the family system, and common patterns of adaptation. The approach will be to analyze and examine the ideas and dynamics of family relationships and challenge the dominant discourses that influence them, and to develop strength-based strategies for the worker who counsels these people. This course is one of several expertise/skills courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 319. Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores fundamental ethical theories and applies them to an understanding of professional ethics in counseling. A variety of Western views are addressed including deontological, utilitarian, virtue ethics, and egoistic theories. The class includes several cross-cultural theories such as Chinese, Indian, Islamic and Buddhist. Students scrutinize basic ethical dilemmas encountered in the work of being a psychologist, as well as engaging in the debate about what is moral, how we make choices about right and wrong, and the responsibilities counselors shoulder in giving advice and in their influence over another person's life.
PSY 319A. Process & the Addiction Counselor. 3-4 Unit.
This course develops understanding and competency in the area of personal growth, development and awareness as an addiction treatment professional. This course also provides an understanding of interpersonal styles and limitations, reaction patterns, life-styles, transference, counter-transference and personal/professional balance. Students will gain greater awareness of the impact of self, including one?s unique personality characteristics on the developing relationship;enhance their ability to work in the here-and-now with the client, and; develop sensitivity to ethical issues and issues of diversity. This course is one of several expertise/skills courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 320. Women and Deviance in American History. 3 Units.
This seminar focuses on the process by which women have been identified as deviant in American history. Historical and sociological approaches are used to understand the relationship between deviance, gender, and social institutions. Areas to be studied include: witchcraft, prostitution, and women and mental disorders.
PSY 320A. Abnormal Child Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
The course provides an overview of the psychological disorders that can affect children and adolescents. Etiology, assessment, and treatment of the major psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence are discussed. The course draws on a framework that considers social contexts, cultural and historical relativism in defining and classifying abnormality, the advantages and limitations of diagnosis, principles of multiple casuality, and the relationship between mind and body. Other topics to be covered include research methods, diagnosis and classification, child maltreatment, cultural diversity, and prevention.
PSY 321. Small Group Process. 3-4 Unit.
Small groups are an inescapable and essential element of public and private lives. This course helps students understand: (a)why small groups are important;(b)how they develop and work; and (c)how an individual can have an impact on the course of action of a group.
PSY 322. Freud and Jung: the Pioneers of Depth Psychology. 3 Units.
This seminar examines the concepts and conflicts of Freud and Jung with particular attention to their personalities and the dynamics of their personal relationships. Concepts of the id, ego, and superego, defense mechanisms, Freudian slips, dream symbolism, archetypes, introversion-extroversion, synchronicity, and other central ideas are covered.
PSY 322A. Holistic Perspectives on Addiction. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 323. Research Design and Methodology. 3 Units.
This is the first section of a two-quarter course. The class covers the basic methods and concepts of research design in the social sciences. Topics include hypothesis testing, correlation, experimental design, distributions, sampling, validity, research ethics, and descriptive statistics. This course is a prerequisite for MAT 303/PSY 410.
PSY 323A. Therapeutic Performance Art: Working With Shadow. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 324. Psychology of Creativity. 3 Units.
PSY 325. Children, Violence, and Psychology. 3 Units.
This course explores how contemporary violence affects psychosocial well being of children, their families and communities, and draws on multiculutural and multinational examples, as well as each student's experience. Students are guided in the use of a methodolgy that can help violence- affected communities identify and analyze their own problems and develop culturally appropriate, collective and individual actions to impact the problems.
PSY 325W. Peace Studies. 3-4 Unit.
This course uses principles of Community Psychology in examining approaches to promotion of peace and nonviolence within the field of psychology. Students develop an understanding of the range of approaches psychology has taken in research, theory and action toward the under-standing and promotion of nonviolence. Students explore the relationship between forms of oppression in cultural belief systems and manifestations of violence. A multidimensional perspective on peace and on nonviolence assists in examining peace and nonviolence locally, in our own lives, as well as globally.
PSY 326. Human Sexuality. 3 Units.
PSY 326A. Human Sexuality: Construction of Gender, Desire, and Eroticism. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the complex issues of sexuality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and "normal" and "abnormal" sexual behavior/practices through the lens of social constructionism. In so doing, the course investigates the philosophical underpinnings of "natural" sexuality while challenging the assumptions and beliefs upon which it is built. The course attempts to deconstruct the notion of an innate, transhistorical, and trancultural sexual body through the examination of the scientific, psychological, moral, cultural, and political constructs that have shaped this discourse.
PSY 327. Children and Trauma. 3 Units.
The world-wide prevalence of children and adolescents exposed to war and disaster, intrafamilial and community violence, and sexual and physical abuse constitutes a major global public mental health concern. This course provides the student with the opportunity to study cases of traumatized children, research regarding the effect of trauma on child development, the emotions and behaviors which accompany childhood psychic trauma, as well as treatment strategies to alleviate suffering and long-term developmental consequences.
PSY 327A. Critical Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 328. Cross-Cultural Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores some of the relationships between culture and psychological development. Cultural norms, values, beliefs, language, and knowledge are studied in terms of their influence upon physical, cognitive, personality, and social growth. Child-rearing practices and socialization approaches found in various cultures are a central focus.
PSY 329. Families in Crisis: Intergenerational Conflicts. 3 Units.
PSY 329A. Jewish Identity and the Psychology of Anti-Semitism. 3 Units.
In this multicultural discourse, the subject of Jewish culture and anti-Semitism is often overlooked or excluded. This course explores Jewish culture and the psychological affects of the current rise of anti-Semitism. Particular attention is given to the relationship of Jewish identity to the Holocaust, contemporary American culture, feminism, politics, and sexual orientation. Students examine their own subjective feelings and attitudes about Jewish culture as well as collective anti-Semitic values seen in the arts and media. Course includes trips to Jewish cultural sites in Los Angeles.
PSY 330. Power, Politics, and Psychology. 3 Units.
This course focuses on two issues related to power and psychology: first, the psycho-social dynamics of power and powerlessness, and second, psychology and the structure of power in contemporary society. Of special concern are sadomasochism, existential isolation , and the genocidal mentality. The therapeutic and psychology as ideology are also investigated.
PSY 330A. Creative Counseling: Theories and Applications. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents counseling interventions that supplement and complement basic interventions. Each topic is presented with lecture material and opportunities for role-playing and structured experiences. The topics addressed are: liveliness of laughter, subtlety of silence, magic of metaphor, process as product, puzzle of paradox, fun of fantasy, and impact of imagery.
PSY 331. Gender and Sexuality. 3 Units.
PSY 331A. Creative Couples Counseling: Preparing for Practice. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents an historic overview of couples therapy, and family systems as they affect couples. It includes issues concerning changing relationships, ethnic variability's, sex and gender issues, and variations of cohabitating. A variety of ap-proaches to couples therapy are presented.
PSY 331B. Postmodern Approaches to Addiction Treatment. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 332. The Psychology of Being a Father. 3 Units.
This course explores the psychology of being a father-the shadowland of family dynamics, experience and awareness. The class utilizes a philosophical and sociopolitical perspective to achieve this end. Students are expected to participate in a seminar style format and conduct independent research.
PSY 332A. Cognitive and Psychodynamic Narratives On Gender. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 333. Eco-Psychology: the Environment and Mental Health. 3 Units.
Thousands of substances produced today can cause toxic mood disorders and degrade our mental as well as physical health. This course examines these environmental factors in psychotherapy. The view that humans are separate from, and in control of, the world is reconsidered and challenged.
PSY 333A. Eco-Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
Ecopsychology holds that human beings create a wellness for both themselves and for non-human beings through the process of connecting with nature. While ecopsychology itself is a relatively new development within mainstream psychology, the fields of wilderness therapy, adventure therapy, and therapeutic recreation provide a base of research, applied knowledge and experiential learning that extends back for more than 30 years. Through experiential exercises, students learn and practice skills to expand their ability to develop and maintain a deep connectedness with themselves, with others and with nature.
PSY 334. Psychological Aspects of Parenting. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to increase understanding of the psychological basis underlying common parenting practices, broaden the student's knowledge of available parenting techniques, and invite the student to consider maladaptive parenting practices that intensify difficulties in the parent-child relationship. The concept of equi-finality (the many different paths that can result in a healthy, functioning child) is stressed throughout the course.
PSY 335. Disabilities in Soc. 3 Units.
This course provides a comprehensive survey of perspectives within contemporary child development theory and research from toddlerhood through preadolescence. Topics include history, research strategies, genetic predictors, cognitive development, self and social understanding, moral development, and gender differences.
PSY 335A. Process of Planned Change. 3 Units.
This course is both an overview of models planned changed and an opportunity to apply various approaches to changing work, family, or other settings. Questions include: what is planned as opposed to unplanned change? What can individuals do to bring about planned change at various system levels? What are alternative strategies for planning and implementing change?.
PSY 336. Problem Solving for Business and Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 336A. Buddhism and Modern Systems of Thought. 3 Units.
This course explores some of the challenges posted for Buddhism as it becomes integrated with life in the West, with specific focus on General System's theory pertinent to psychological study, and ecology and feminism as they interface with and enrich the traditional wisdom teaching.
PSY 337. Kohlberg: a Theory of Moral Development. 3 Units.
This course examines Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development with specific emphasis on his structural-developmental theory, the relations between thought and action, similarities and contrasts with other theories and schools of thought, the development of his research instruments, and critiques of his theory.
PSY 337A. Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation. 3-4 Unit.
Psychologies of Liberation have developed on every continent in recent decades to address the aftermath of violence, especially forms of physical and psychological abuse that have affected whole populations as in racial oppression, violence against women, homophobia, state terror, and genocide. The wounds of such violence have begun to be theorized as a form of collective trauma within these psychologies. This course will present in historical context some of the analyses, literatures, and films that have emerged from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Germany, Vietnam, and the United States on these topics. We will explore the symptoms of traumatic experience and the difficulties of memorializing such experiences through official histories and monuments as well as through resistant counter-memories and counter-monuments in environments where majorities erase the past through amnesia about historical events. Various projects of dialogue, reconciliation, and restoration will be analyzed, and community liberation arts projects will be explored. Finally, we will discern the outlines of new practices and theories emerging as liberation psychologies, questioning what aspects of our own understandings may have been shaped by a traumatic past.
PSY 338. Psychology of Consciousness: Buddhism And Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the philosophical, psychological, and clinical implications of Buddhism as it interfaces with Western psychotherapy and the Western worldview. States of consciousness, theories of the self, contrasting paradigms, birth and death, emotions, and awareness are explored. The common boundary and arenas of potential conflict are examined. Meditation theory and practice are included.
PSY 338A. Principles of Child Development. 3 Units.
PSY 339. Black Feminist Psychology. 2 Units.
PSY 339A. Perspectives on African-American Women's Experience. 2 Units.
PSY 340. Sadomasochism in Everyday Life. 1 Unit.
PSY 340A. Gestalt: Phenomenological Theory/Therapy. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the dimensions of Gestalt-Phenomenological theory and therapy in a contemporary perspective. Students are exposed to a theoretical orientation rooted in existential philosophy and early Gestalt psychology. Students explore the historical foundations of the Gestalt Movement, the political influence of Paul Goodman, the emergence of Gestalt theory/therapy as a field that integrates existential philosophy, holism, and human ecology as well as political awareness and sensitivity.
PSY 340B. Relational Gestalt Therapy: Theory and Practice. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides students with an overview of a contemporary perspective on the theory and practice of Gestalt Therapy with a relational emphasis. Gestalt Therapy is a post-modern development in counseling and psychotherapy theory alternately considered "humanistic", "existential", and "experiential". Gestalt Therapy derives from a "coherent theory" and has a rich ground of philosophical and scientific underpinnings. Contemporary trends in Gestalt Therapy, often referred to as "relational", may prove to be a strong support for mental health professionals interested in practicing from a systems/ecological perspective. In this course, students will be expected to participate actively in class discussion and experiential work, using the written assignments to articulate the principles and concepts of the theory from their own point of view and synthesize these with their personal experience.
PSY 341. Women At Risk: Mental Health Issues for Contemporary Women. 1 Unit.
PSY 341A. Working Out the Body: a Bibliotherapy Approach. 1 Unit.
Bibliotherapy uses literature as a means for better understanding our own personal lives and experiences. This workshop explores our bodies as cultural constructs, investigating how social and political forces shape our anatomy and biology. Using the novella, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers, students focus on how our bodies learn and experience the appropriate behaviors of our race, class and gender. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 341B. Child Advocacy Practicum. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 342. Psychology Examined: Theory and Therapy. 3 Units.
Throughout the 19th and 20th century, the liberal vision of the individual and conduct of social inquiry has been subject to a variety conceptual and methodological attacks. Concepts such as rationality, agency (intentionality), subjectivity, self and pathology have been rejected as mistaken and pernicious. Similarly, the scientific method has been variously reinterpreted as a matter of faith, cultural preference or political repression. These issues are explored through the writings of structuralists, anti-psychiatrists, Marxists, feminists and post-modernists.
PSY 342A. Critical Perspectives in Child Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines with a critical eye the medical and psychological treatment of children. Legal, ethical and moral perspectives on the evolution of the field are examined, with an emphasis on contemporary treatment. Topics include an overview of childhood problems, the evolution of a social concept of childhood as a meaningful developmental period, children as property vs. children as autonomous beings, a child's right to accept or refuse treatment, normal developmental phenomena vs pathology and contemporary issues in child advocacy.
PSY 343. Infant to Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
Knowledge of infant and child development is essential in developing an understanding of the needs and motivations of human beings. This course provides a basic working knowledge of the field of child development, focusing on emotional, cognitive, and social development from infancy to childhood. Various stages of development are explored, as well as psychological theories that emphasize the importance of the child-caretaker bond. Using empirical infant/child studies, students choose a topic and present their findings to the class. Students are required to participate in an "infant observation" based on the "Resources for Infant Educarers" (RIE) philosophy, at a time other than when the class is scheduled.
PSY 343A. Psychology of Space. 3-4 Unit.
This course looks at a larger variety of psychologies that create the constructed world around us. We look at how architecture conversely influences our lives by creating places that give us "room to dream" and how architecture conversely has the power to deflate the human spirit. In exploring notions of public space, we look at how different cities evoke distinctive experiences and how large urban environments create such different "feelings." Questions of economy and class are addressed by questioning how "public" is public space and why surveillance is prevalent?.
PSY 344. Childhood Sexuality: Theory and Research in the Forbidden Zone. 3 Units.
PSY 344A. Principles of Social Work. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the fundamental tenets of social work in this century. As a professional discipline, social work continues to undergo changes prompted by a critical self-examination and external forces. Students identify and analyze those forces and their relevance and impact. Opportunities are provided for detailed case studies, interaction with practicing professional social workers and field visits.
PSY 345. Philosophy of Human Emotions. 3 Units.
Radically different ways of thinking about emotions such as anger, pride, fear, guilt, shame, jealousy, resentment, hate, and love are presented in this class. Students learn how emotions may be rational rather than the commonly held notion of irrational emotions, and how to analyze philosophically the experience of different emotions.
PSY 345A. Personal Relationships: the Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 345B. International Psychology, Globalization and Culture: Latin America. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 346. Cross-Cultural Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
This class explores the socio-cultural matrix of infant development. Cultural universals and cultural variability are considered in terms of societal/parental expectations and interactive behavior with topics such as feeding, sleeping arrangements, attachment, separations, autonomy, sense of self, crying, playing, and risk. The physical development of the infant, emotional and cognitive theories of development, and student's own experience are investigated.
PSY 346A. Sexual Minorities: a Survey of Angeleno Subcultures. 3-4 Unit.
This survey course of sexual minorities of Los Angeles explores constructions of community and identity within an oppositional environment. Groups studied include lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, swingers and polyfolk, sex workers, porn capitalists, criminals and victims, pervs and paraphiliacs. Students are expected to make at least 3 independent field trips.
PSY 347. Social Research: Assessment, Process, and Applications. 3 Units.
PSY 347A. Dostoevsky: a Psycho-Social Exploration of Great Short Works. 3-4 Unit.
This class explores sadomasochism, isolation, obsession, the divided self, and freedom and responsibility, as revealed through the struggles of Dostoevsky's characters as they endeavor to give meaning to their lives in the social context of 19th century Russia.
PSY 348. Moral Psychology in Literature. 3 Units.
In this class the moral psychology theories of Rawls, Kohlberg, and others are used to discuss structure, plot, and motives in the short stories of Chekhov, Conrad, Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Lawrence, Mann, and Sartre.
PSY 349. Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescence. 3 Units.
PSY 349A. Sexuality and Aging. 3-4 Unit.
This course focuses on the sexual aspects of the aging process. An overview of human sexuality is presented, followed by specific emotional, mental, and physical changes that occur as persons age. Menopause, male climacteric, body image and self concept, gay & lesbian issues, and sexual dysfunctions are addressed. Sex therapy with older adults including resources and techniques for copying/detailing with sexuality in the later years are covered. The effects of societal expectations, the portrayal of aging in the mass media, personal beliefs, and early sexual experiences are debated.
PSY 349B. Management of Small Organizations and Non-Profits. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 350. Prior Learning: Psychology. 0 Units.
PSY 351. Independent Study - Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 352. Family Systems. 3 Units.
PSY 352A. Human Sexualities. 3-4 Unit.
This course deconstructs the issues of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and the concepts of "normal" and "abnormal" sexualities, all through a socio-cultural lens. Film presentations, class discussions, and interactive class exercises will engage students in exploring the development of their own sexual identities, while fostering an appreciation of the rich historical context of sex and sexuality in America throughout the past century. The many topics studied include patriarchy, fantasy, femaleness/maleness, intimacy, open relationships, family of origin discourses, eroticism, and LGBT issues.
PSY 353. Internship: Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 354. Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace. 3-4 Unit.
This course focuses on two-person relationships in both the personal and professional lives of managers and others in the workplace. Its goals are to improve students' awareness and competence in interpersonal relationships, including listening behavior.
PSY 354A. Positive Psychology: Bldg Resilience To Trauma. 3-4 Unit.
Resilience, a now significant construct in psychology, education, sociology, and elsewhere, is best conceived in the context of preventative mental health, and has applications in personal relationships, families, classrooms, and school, with special relevance to children and adolescents in poverty. This course examines the factors shown to be associated with such successful adaptation and resistance in the face of oppression and how educators and psychologists can provide the types of experiences and environments that encourage these developments.
PSY 355. Disabilities in Soc. 3 Units.
PSY 355A. Principles of Group Psychotherapy. 3 Units.
This group psychotherapy class address the following questions: What are groups? How are groups formed? How are groups facilitated? How does group process unfold? What is curative about group psychotherapy? Special topics include: brief therapy or time-limited group, structured versus growth groups, and topic-oriented groups. Class structure is both didactic and experiential.
PSY 356. International Issues in Psychology. 3 Units.
This seminar explores international issues and practice in the field of psychology. Through research, discussion, and writing, students learn about the role of psychologists and mental health workers outside of the United States. Emphasis is on the colonial, semi-colonial, and industrializing countries, and the role mental health workers have in social and national liberation struggles.
PSY 356A. The Science of Psychopharmacology. 3-4 Unit.
This course assists students in developing an understanding of the science behind clinical drug therapies. Students explore the mechanism of action of drugs that affect the central nervous system and learn about their entry into the brain, their molecular targets and their global effects on the brain and behavior. Basic scientific models of disease, learning and addiction are used as discussion points to discover how drug therapies are developed using the scientific method.
PSY 357. Child Abuse: Social Policy and Clinical Interventions. 3-4 Unit.
This course focuses on child abuse and its contemporary manifestations and consequences as one of the most serious social problems in the United States today. Issues to be addressed include the cultural and historical implications of current definitions of child abuse, identification of abused children, current treatment approaches and child welfare policies designed to protect children, to combat abuse and to intervene with troubled families. A secondary theme of the course is the role of the social work profession in policies designed to prevent and ameliorate child abuse.
PSY 357A. Jungian Theories & Techniques. 3-4 Unit.
This course turns an evaluative eye on mainstream psychology, how it ignores power differences between social classes, and the resulting impact on the mental and physical well being of individuals and groups of people. Through reading, class discussion and exploratory research, this class will use a lens of intercultural awareness and social justice to deconstruct the hierarchies inherent in much of western psychology, and to identify alternative, culturally sensitive views of interpersonal relationship. *This is a highly recommended Gateway course for all Psychology Concentration students.
PSY 358. Community Psychology: Context and Change. 3-4 Unit.
This course teaches students to develop skills in examining social problems and solutions from an ecological, multidimensional perspective. The relationships between problem definitions, solutions and the process of change are emphasized. Community Psychology theory, research, and action are applied to specific social issues such as homelessness, social oppression, poverty, and the destruction of our natural environment. Topics include primary prevention, empowerment, global issues, and roles for nonprofessionals in community psychology.
PSY 358A. Community Psychology: Defining Problems and Creating Solutions. 3-4 Unit.
This course teaches students to develop skills in examining social problems and solutions from an ecological, multi-dimensional perspective. The relationships between problem definitions, solutions and the process of change are emphasized. Community Psychology theory, research, and action are applied to specific social issues such as homelessness, chronic mental illness, AIDS, cultural oppression, and the destruction of our natural environment. Topics include primary prevention, empowerment, clinical interventions, global issues, and roles for non-professionals in community psychology.
PSY 359. Theories of Addiction. 3-4 Unit.
Students learn to differentiate and contrast medical, social, and psychological theories of addiction as well as hypothesize about integrated models. The course focuses on alcohol and drug abuse, but other addictive behaviors such as eating disorders, tobacco consumption, and sexual addiction are considered as well. Although not a course on treatment, students examine the relationships between theories and intervention practices.
PSY 359A. Child Development and Object Relations Theory. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores early childhood development as related to psychoanalytic thought and object relations. Students will compare and contrast seminal and contemporary theorists Freud, Klein, Mahler, Winnicott, Tustin, and Bick.
PSY 360. Sources of Creativity: Theory and Process. 3-4 Unit.
This class is designed to examine a variety of current psychological theories on creativity, as students apply this knowledge to music, art, writing, science, psychotherapy, and theatre. The course also focuses on creative blocks, burnout and breakdowns. The class includes discussion, reading and hands-on experience. SOCIAL.
PSY 360A. Psychology of Couples in Fiction & Film. 3-4 Unit.
This course will explore the psychology of couples through the use of films and one classic American novel. It will examine the representation of couple relationships through a postmodern, social constructionist lens, deconstructing multiple discourses such as those of culture, gender, politics and patriarchy. The class will investigate what informs our understanding of normalcy, sexuality, heterosexism, monogamy, family and divorce. In addition, we will engage with ideas from psychotherapy in working clinically with couples. The class format will emphasize collaborative discussions, experiential exercises, and film viewing.
PSY 360E. Drama Therapy: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 360P. (sb) Multi-Cultural Awareness: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 360S. (sb) Violence in Personal Relationships: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 360Z. The Social Context of Madness: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361. Creative Counseling. 1 Unit.
This workshop focuses upon counseling techniques, paradox, laughter, silence, metaphor, fantasy, and imagery. Students engage in role-play and structural experiences to develop their intervention skills using these creative elements in counseling.
PSY 361C. (sb) Women, Men, and Power: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361D. (sb) Community Intervention: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361F. (sb) Music and States of Consciousness: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361G. (sb) Coping With Depression: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361H. (sb) Cultural-Social Factors of Death and Grieving: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361K. (sb) Eating Disorders. 1 Unit.
PSY 361N. (sb) Mind-Body Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361R. (sb) Buddhism and Ecology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361S. (sb) Meditation - Introduction to Principle and Practice: Special Topics Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 361U. Geropsychology - the Social and Psychological Implications of the Elderly. 1 Unit.
PSY 361X. (sb) Anger: Myths, Mysteries and Modern Perspectives. 1 Unit.
PSY 362. Community Psychology: L.A. After the Civil Unrest. 3 Units.
PSY 362A. (SB) The Psychology and Sociology of Sport. 1 Unit.
PSY 362D. Sexual Orientation in Context. 1 Unit.
PSY 362E. Introduction to Health Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 362Q. (SB) The Psychology of Women's Health. 1 Unit.
PSY 363. Psychology and Individuation in Soc. 4 Units.
PSY 363A. Applications of Psychology in the 21st Century. 3-4 Unit.
This course will enrich the student's awareness of various applications of psychology and invite critical analysis of those applications. In addition to opportunities in teaching and counseling, we will consider some of the professional alternatives to areas of psychology frequently overlooked: advertising, criminal/forensic, industrial, military, organizational, school-based, sports and more. In addition to building an understanding of what these professional alternatives entail, we will assess them in academic terms (by querying how well their intentions and practices serve their target populations) and in personal terms (by examining how well they intersect with who you want to be in the world and what you value). To do so, we will engage the following questions: What does society need psychology for and how/well do these professional domains seem to meet these needs? Which practices engaged by these domains of psychology would you champion and which would you challenge? When is it useful to bring to the practice of psychology a more modern or more postmodern approach? How might Antioch's cultivation of critical skills, social awareness and community engagement be implemented in the particular workplace environments in which these domains are performed? And how well do these professional possibilities match up with what fascinates, motivates or inspires you? The class includes guest speakers, academic articles, papers, research and discussions.
PSY 364. Dance: Its Role in Art, Society, and Therapy. 3-4 Unit.
This course is a concise and comprehensive introduction to dance and surveys the history of dance from primitive cultures to the present. Throughout this course students also examine and explore dance as a creative endeavor, performance art, therapeutic process, philosophy, religion, expressive media, social statement and ethnology. Included is the opportunity for experiential dance/movement as related to theoretical material, choreography and improvisation. Students should be prepared to dance/move.
PSY 364A. Title Missing. 3 Units.
PSY 365. History of Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 365A. Psychoanalytic Theory. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the broadest terms and scope of psychoanalysis, its position vis-a-vis science and psychology, and its implications for the being of human beings. The evolution of psychoanalysis in terms of ego psychology, object relations, and self-psychology is addressed. The aim of the course is to provide a broad theoretical and philosophical foundation within which students may situate and understand specific concepts in subsequent studies.
PSY 366. Psychodrama: Theory and Application. 3 Units.
Psychodrama is a method of psychotherapy which uses action methods that focus on the theory, philosophy and methodology of J.L. Moreno. This approach employs dramatic interactions, sociometric meaurements, and group dynamics, and depends on role theory to facilitate changes in individuals and groups. This course both didactic and experiential, examines J.L. Moreno's theory and the practice of psychodrama. Confidentiality regarding outcomes of experiential psychodrama in the groups is required.
PSY 366A. Psychology of Addiction. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the biological, psychological and social aspects associated with the phenomena of addiction and its clinical treatment. Traditional treatment approaches will be contrasted and compared to approaches derived from a strengths perspective, both in the U.S. and abroad. Course work will include an overview of the Limbic System Theory of Addiction as well as other pertinent areas of cognitive functioning and neurobiology. This course is one of several developed to provide the practical knowledge required for credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations.
PSY 367. Psychotherapy: Considering Gender, Race, and Class. 3 Units.
This course explores the significant role that gender, race, and class play in an individual's socialization and the effects this has on the way she/he views the world. The class examines how the power structures created by gender, race, and class distinctions influence the therapist's own identity and her/his interaction with others in the world, and with clients in particular.
PSY 367A. Social Construction of Reality. 3-4 Unit.
Over the past 40 years social construction theory has greatly influenced the discipline and practice of psychology, sociology and the social sciences more broadly. The theory claims that much of what we take for granted as real, natural or true, is in fact a social construct, i.e., something produced through the complex interactions of individuals, groups, institutions and structures. This course gives careful attention to the history and development of social constructionism and its implications in terms of our understanding of the self, the true, the beautiful and the good.
PSY 368. Principles of Learning Theory. 3-4 Unit.
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of modern learning theory, its historical context and background. The course reviews the theory of learning expanded by the major "schools" of psychology - behaviorism, gestalt, cognitive - as well as the learning theory associated with intellectual figures such as Thorndike, Parlor, Skinner, Tolman and Piaget.
PSY 368A. Object Relations Theory and Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 369. Counseling Older Adults. 3-4 Unit.
In this course students learn practical and theoretical information about conducting psychotherapy with older adults through a combination of didactic discussion and class supervision of ongoing discussions with an older adult. Students gain knowledge about age bias and ageism; prominent issues in psychotherapy with older adults; and issues of concern to those involved in the care of older adults. Recommended for those considering careers in psychology.
PSY 369A. Group Facilitation for Addiction Counselors. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed as an introduction to the dynamics of group interaction with the emphasis upon the individual?s firsthand experience as the group studies itself (under supervision). The factors involved in problems of communication, effective emotional responses, and personal growth will be highlighted. The emphasis will be on group process as a means of changing behavior. This course reviews the major goals, stages, and processes of group counseling in addiction treatment programs. The role, responsibilities, and ethics of the group leader are emphasized along with the strategies and techniques for facilitating group processes. Learners practice and demonstrate competencies through group leadership practice and participation as well as other measurable indicators, such as use of interventions learned. This course is one of several expertise/skills courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations. This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies.
PSY 370. Moral Psychology in the Dramatic Film. 3-4 Unit.
This course analyzes several dramatic films in class with the application of the theories of moral psychology of John Rawls, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Jean Piaget. Through class analyses and discussions, students will learn to apply these developmental and social contract theories. Films studied may include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mutiny on the Bounty, Babette's Feast, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Born on The Fourth of July, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Casablanca.
PSY 370A. Moral Issues in Contemporary Films. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 371. The Politics of Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course investigates the social, economic, and political contexts of the contemporary practice of psychology. Approaching the subject from a variety of disciplinary perspectives raises substantive questions concerning the role of psychologists in the politics of psychology. This course intends to broaden the horizons of understanding of the discipline's history, present day social practices, and future potential. *This is a highly recommended gateway course for all Psychology Concentration students.
PSY 371B. Discovering Psychology Through Literature and Film. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 371C. Politics of Psychology. 4 Units.
PSY 372. Psychology of Rage and Anger: Theories and Interventions. 3 Units.
This course examines, through empirical research, the quandary of anger in our society. The following issues are explored: the relationship of anger and aggression, the cultural norms that determine aggresive behavior, and the nature of the emotion of anger and the expression of anger?.
PSY 373. Challenging the Profession of Psychology. 3 Units.
This course explores the role of the helping professions in maintaining society's status quo. Students examine underlying assumptions in social service provision, and the resulting dilemmas posed for providers and administrators. Using domestic and international examples, students consider ways that helpers can also be agents of social change.
PSY 373A. Lgbt Counseling: Narrative Solution- Focused Skills and Collaboration. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 373AB. LGBT Counseling: Post-Modern Skills and Collaboration. 2-3 Unit.
Students will learn the underlying assumptions, the working principles, and the beginning practices of postmodern, resource-oriented brief therapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals, couples and families. Specific models examined will be Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, in addition to Social Constructionist perspectives, with the purpose of undermining the effectiveness of marginalizing discourses, and developing preferred LGBT identities.
PSY 374. Managerial Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course addresses the application of psychological concepts to managerial situations at home, in volunteer activities, and at work. The emphasis is on learning to apply the concepts in ways which are meaningful, and which gives students more control over life circumstances in which they may find themselves.
PSY 375. Concepts of Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 375A. Postmodern Group Therapy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 376. Mental Health Policy: the Homeless Mentally Ill in Crisis. 1 Unit.
PSY 377. Information Processing. 3 Units.
This course examines current and historical trends in information processing psychology. Topics include pattern recognition, theories of attention, memory, visual imagery, levels of processing theory, theories of semantic memory, categorization, language, and problem solving.
PSY 378. Existentialism, Psychotherapy, and Irvin Yalom. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the relationship between Existentialism and psychotherapy through the lens of Irvin Yalom. Through his varied writings-- existential theory, existential case studies, a novel about Freud and Nietzsche -- students understand existential theory as a practical tool in psychotherapy, and its application to a worldview and to literature.
PSY 378Z. The Psychology of Political Repression. 1 Unit.
PSY 379. The Psychology of Repression: Self in Soc. 3 Units.
During the past two decades, American culture has experienced rsiing levels of repressive authoritarianism: right-wing extremism, bellicose nationalism, intolerance of individuality, and attraction to powerful leaders. This course explores repressive authoritarianism both in individual personality and in the larger culture. Emphasis is placed on the relationships of authoritarianism to motivation, creativity, and education, and to the possibilities for over coming authoritarianism and encouraging autonomy in self and society are considered.
PSY 379A. Urban Families: Contemporary Issues. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to help students acquire a thorough understanding and appreciation for how contemporary families develop and co-exist within diverse urban settings and institutions. An analysis of race-ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexuality is integrated to provide students a fuller picture of contemporary family diversity. In addition, course materials and activities are aimed at helping students reflect on their own families and individual identities.
PSY 380. HIV Disease: Politics of Health: a Social-Psychological Analysis. 3 Units.
PSY 380A. Psychology of Dramatic Writing & Identity Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 381. Psychological Issues in the Hispanic Population. 1 Unit.
PSY 382. Men, Masculinity, and Society. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 382A. Psychology of Violence and Survival. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 383. Psychology of Women Through Literature and film. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores, through literature and film, a variety of the emotional and psychological experiences of women. Insights from works on the psychology of women by Jean Baker Miller and Phylis Chesler are brought to discussion of short novels, short stories, and films. Through literature and films students examine the relationship between patriarchal culture and differing psychological definitions of women and men's emotional life.
PSY 383A. The Psychology of Consumer Behavior: Why We Buy. 3-4 Unit.
This course analyzes the psychological, sociological, and cultural variables that influence buying behavior. The focus is on how marketing strategies and the communication process impact the ways in which consumers perceive, select, and make purchases. Issues such as behavioral approaches to segmentation, social influence, the diffusion of innovation, learning, motivation, perception, attitudes, and decision making are explored.
PSY 383B. Myth and the Psyche: Analysis of the Concept of Self. 3-4 Unit.
This class explores the fundamental concepts of the unconscious and the mythological journey of transformation that human beings experience as a part of the life process. The class explores the meaning and purpose of the inner, mythic journey to both society and the individual. It also examines mythological interpretations of universal themes and symbols found in various mythologies throughout the world both past and present and concepts presented by C.G. Jung in his analysis of the Self, including archetypal images and the collective unconscious. Through this study, the student will gain a better understanding of the process of the psychological journey and its power to create a sense of harmony and wholeness.
PSY 384. Social Cognition: the Social-Psychological World of the Child. 3-4 Unit.
A central problem of developmental psychology is the systematic understanding of the individual's journey from helpless infant to competent social adult. This course investigates four significant areas of children's thinking: 1) the child's ability to think of others as different from her/himself; 2) the child's ability to attribute to others, inner feelings, personality traits and intentions; 3) the developmental path through which these inferences resemble the strengths and biases of adult inferences; and 4) the child's understanding of the social context, with its rules and cultural norms.
PSY 384A. Social Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
In attempting to understand human beliefs and behavior, social psychology looks at the interrelationship between individuals and groups. Social psychology is rooted in Lewin's field theory, which examines how a person's behavior is impacted not just by the individual's personality but the surrounding social environment. This course explores how various aspects of social psychology help explain issues such as aggression and altruism as forms of social behavior, how attitudes are formed and their relationship to behavior, how we present the self and issues around self-esteem, social identity, prejudice and stereotypes. Students also attend to the impact of cross-cultural experiences on these themes.
PSY 385. Adult Levels of Psycho-Sexual Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines constructivistic-interactionist theories of adult levels of psychosexual development along with psychoanalytic theory and evolutionary psychology. Psychological and philosophical issues are examined and films are reviewed and discussed to illustrate relational virtues and vices in adult psychosexual relationships. Case studies including those of Marie Curie and Paul Langevin, and John-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir are examined. Interviews with subjects are analyzed.
PSY 385A. Psychology of Love As the Path to Wholeness. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the concept of love in its myriad expressions, analyzing each within a context of its role in maintaining psychological wholeness and health. Students gain an appreciation for and understanding of the concept of love in its various meanings and expressions as well as its value to a healthy psyche (consciously and sub/unconsciously) to both antiquity as well as contemporary society. Love is recognized as the force of creation and the energy by which life continues to exert itself in its many manifestations. Students discern the myriad experiences of love and their expressions within a personal experience of self and among/between others.
PSY 386. Piaget: Theories and the Theorist. 3-4 Unit.
The broad sweep of Piaget's work, encompassing children's understandings of life, time, space, mathematics, causation, and classification, remains relevant, influencing most areas of psychology. This course examines his developmental theory, providing an overview of Piaget's life, the four stages of development, his ethical standards, and concern with individual differences and mental dysfunctions, and a critique of his theories.
PSY 386A. Systems & Systems Thinking. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents principles of general systems theory and key aspects of their application in psychology, organizational units, urban development, education, and health care by analyzing the systemic nature of the human body, business, educational settings, family, and the modern city. The course develops systemic dispositions in students' personal and professional experiences by providing basic knowledge and skills essential for students to identify their lives and work environments as systems and to generate solutions for changing those environments effectively.
PSY 387. Psychological Issues in the Asian-Pacific Population. 3 Units.
This seminar introduces students to the cultural and psychotherapeutic issues relevant to the Asian-Pacific peoples. Topics include cultural values and beliefs, current social-political factors affecting mental health, and potential issues arising for Asian and Pacific Islanders in clinical settings. Students participate in discussions, role-plays, as well as field observations.
PSY 387A. Moral and Spiritual Development: Kohlberg and Fowler. 3 Units.
This course provides an overview of Lawrence Kohlberg's six stage theory of the development of justice reasoning and Fowler's seven stages of faith. Specific emphasis is placed on the development of theories of transcendence. Similarieties and contrasts with other theories are made. Development of research methods are discussed as critiques of these theories. Case studies of exemplars are examined in depth.
PSY 387B. Kohlberg and the Tibetan Dalai Lama: the Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course engages in an overview of Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral development. Specific emphasis will be placed on various structural-developmental theories. Kohlberg's developmental research instruments, critiques of his theory and responses to his critics are reviewed. The course also focuses on spiritual development as represented by the Tibetan Dalai Lama. Theories of moral, ethical, and spiritual virtues are presented.
PSY 388. Attachment Theory. 1 Unit.
PSY 388A. Quantitative Logic. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines logic as a defensive tool, focusing on gaining an understanding of argument. Students gain the ability to recognize the major fallacies of informal logic, to utilize formal logic notation to analyze arguments, and to recognize logic and illogic under real world conditions.
PSY 389. Quality Parenting Workshop. 1 Unit.
PSY 390. Mic Check: This Is What a Social Movement Looks Like. 1 Unit.
PSY 390A. Professional Development: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AA. Urban Violence Traumatic Stress Syndrome (UVTS): Strategies for Educators and Clinicians. 1 Unit.
This interactive course explores the dynamics and impact of ongoing violence on children who live and attend school in war-like conditions. Psycho-neurological and develop-mental effects are explored, as well as associated cognitive and emotional stress responses. Recommended treatment techniques, and best practices for schools are presented and discussed.
PSY 390AB. Marriage and Family Therapy: Exploring 'Couples Trouble' Counseling. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AC. Globalization and Latin America. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores the political, social and economic causes of globalization in Latin America, with a strong focus on immigration into this country as one of its consequences. Students gain a broad perspective on topics including colonialism, globalization, multiculturalism, construction of identities, women's issues, revolutions, and State terror. An emphasis is put on the politics of resistance to this seemingly pervasive globalizing trend: the Zapatista insurrection in Chiapas, Mexico, the America's Social World Forum, the G-23, and several grass-roots organizations from Argentina: HIJOS, los piqueteros, etc.
PSY 390AD. Alienation, Psychotherapy and the Economic Order, Part 1. 1 Unit.
This workshop focuses on the theme of alienation. For many of us, there is a sense that we are not truly ourselves in the most intimate aspects of our lives. Writing in the "1844 Manuscripts" Marx provides critical insights into the nature of this alienation from an economic, social, psychological and ideological perspective. Marx explains how alienation is rooted in capitalism and how it only increased with the accumulation of capitalist power. This is the morning section of the course. In the afternoon Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman", in which the nature of alienation is made concrete in the lives of the Loman family, is discussed.
PSY 390AE. Alienation, Psychotherapy and the Economic Order, Part 2. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 390AF. Gangs and Gang Recovery. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AG. Resistance: New Perspectives. 1 Unit.
In this workshop, we will invite multiple meanings of the word and consider the socio-political understanding of resistance: what does it mean to resist oppression, to resist dominant ideas, to stand up for one's values, to create communities of resistance? We will look at contemporary examples of resistance and see how these notions can be useful for the therapeutic setting. Using a Narrative Therapy framework, readings, exercises, videos, and group discussion we will look at resistance in the therapy room as standing up against oppression as well as situate resistance in fighting back a problem.
PSY 390AH. The Psychology of Aging Viewed Through The Literary Lens. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores, through literature, the psychology of the aging and how people experience growing old in a culture focused on youth, fearful of the elderly, and in denial of the inevitable aging process inherent in each of us. Through the lens of poetry and literature from several cultures, students explore the emotional responses of the aging to cultures that render them worthless and invisible and that have created rigid stereotypical notions of what it is like to grow old. Students learn to envision new ways for society and individuals to feel and think about the aging. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 390AJ. The Origins of Archetypal Imagery: a Personal and Cultural Exploration. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AK. Presence in Psychotherapy, Theatre, and Philosophy. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AL. Social Justice & Advocacy Skills. 2 Units.
PSY 390AM. The Authoritarian Personality. 1 Unit.
This workshop investigates our understanding of the authoritarian personality as it originated from the work of the Frankfurt School and Wilhelm Reich. Their work was stimulated by the rise of Nazism in Germany in the 1930s, and led them to ask the following profound and fateful question: How is it possible for a civilized and cultured society like Germany in the 1920s to support with a plurality of its votes and the participation of large numbers of the working class a fanatical and barbaric leader who had gone to lengths to spell out the program he intended to follow? Students explore the answers that lie in understanding how the family transmits the structure of social domination to the child through identification with the powerful father and how the harm done through extreme repression creates a person who reproduces these very same patterns of social domination.
PSY 390AN. May Be Used for New Course. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AP. Psychology of Humor (Part 1). 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to the roles humor plays in our lives from infancy to old age. It examines the ways we resemble and differ from one another in what we find funny, the types of humor we like most, and the types that make us uncomfortable. It also aims to help us access our humor potentials, learn how to use humor as a means of coping with difficult situations, and deepen our senses of humor in general. For those who may be interested in practicing psychotherapy and those who are in therapy now or plan to see a therapist in the future, the workshop also focuses on the ways in which humor has been used by various therapists. It examines the ways human infants display senses of humor within the first year of life, as well as the ways our senses of humor may increase, decrease, or change as we grow up. The influence of our families, neighborhoods, and ethnicities have on our senses of humor will also be discussed.
PSY 390AQ. Transgender Identities: a Multicultural View of Gender Variance. 1 Unit.
This workshop visits unconventional lives of extraordinary people who transcend conventional concepts of gender identity: from the French Saint Joan of Arc to American icons Calamity Jane and Rupaul, from the galli of Mesopotamia and the hijra of India, to the Faafafine of Samoa, and others who are intersex, two-spirit, transvestic, etc. Through this safari of trans identity run patterns of hybrid beauty, leadership, and spiritual stewardship. Students have the opportunity to reevaluate and expand their understandings of gender identity in society. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 390AR. Developmental Conceptions of Compassion and the Sense of the Beautiful. 1 Unit.
This workshop presents the results of a study with Western Buddhist Monks and Nuns. These include: 1) the identification of several levels of conceptions of compassion, 2) findings on the relationships between conceptions of Karma and ethical principles of compassion, and 3) findings that provide a basis for the study of the relations between ethical development and aesthetic development. Research protocols for the study of ethical development and aesthetic development will be discussed. Students learn to administer and analyze research instruments on ethical and aesthetic development for academic credit.
PSY 390AS. Treating Internalized Homophobia in Relationships: LGBT Approaches to Domestic Violence. 2 Units.
PSY 390AT. Treating Internalized Homophobia in Relationships: LGBT Approaches to Domestic Violence. 2 Units.
PSY 390AU. Seeing the Glass Half Full: Asset-Based Community Development. 2 Units.
PSY 390AV. Working With Recent Immigrants and Non-English Speaking Clients: Cultural Perspective Series. 1 Unit.
PSY 390AW. The History of Psychotherapy From the Early 1900'S to Today. 2 Units.
This two-day workshop explores early developments in the advent of psychology and the many contributing influences that have lead to what it has become today. The historical development of psychotherapy is taught by humanizing the practitioners and theorists through true stories and personal anecdotes. Students are introduced to American therapists Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, Karen Horney, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, and others who offered integrative therapies born out of eclectic treatment practices. The class considers the origins of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and its affects on psychotherapy.
PSY 390AZ. Introduction to Art Therapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 390B. Interpersonal Integrity: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390BA. Contemporary Exploration of Freudian Theory. 2 Units.
PSY 390BB. Psychology of War, Trauma and Vets. 1 Unit.
What is the effect of war and trauma on the human psyche? What philosophical, psychological and spiritual ideas do humans use to reconstitute and re-story themselves after trauma? How do the experiences of combat and multiple traumas differ from single incident traumas? This one-day workshop will explore the impact of trauma along with current ideas regarding its treatment and integration into personal narratives. Students will develop greater understanding of and empathy for the survivors of trauma, combat veterans in particular, and identity diverse treatment modalities.
PSY 390BC. Ericksonian Hypnosis: Theory & Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 390BD. Reclaiming Community Out of Catastrophe. 1 Unit.
Through video, audio, storytelling and group experiential work, students will explore and engage therapeutic practices that assist clients suffering from the effects of personal catastrophe. Built on ethical foundations of relationally responsible practices, students will analyze responses to personal catastrophe (natural disaster, family loss, suicide) that link individuals to naturally sustaining networks of support and offer profound possibilities for communal reciprocity and transformative healing. Peggy Sax is an international consultant, licensed psychologist, online study group host, and author of the book, Re-authoring Teaching: Creating a Collaboratory. Her passion is in facilitating transformative dialogues that build learning communities and transcend the barriers of geography, professional status, and other culturally imposed experiences of difference.
PSY 390C. Movement Intervention With Special Needs Children: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop presents an overview of movement with children with special needs - learning disabilities, mental disorders, physical disabilities, and pervasive developmental delay. Topics, approached through experiential and didactic methods, include maladaptive behavior, methods of assessment for intervention on a movement level, and case study examples. Students gain personal understanding of the movement therapy process and its effectiveness in work with children and adolescents.
PSY 390CC. Narrative Medicine: Teaching Empathy Through Literature & Performance. 1 Unit.
PSY 390D. Exploring Masculinities: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390E. Jungian Theory and Techniques: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop surveys the major concepts in Jungian psychology including: introversion/extroversion, and the four functions of the collective unconscious and major archetypes; enantiodromia; individuation; spiritual needs; and synchronicity. It also reviews such Jungian techniques as unconscious painting, dream interpretation, and active imagination. A brief account of Jung's cultural background, personal life, and personality characteristics are introduced.
PSY 390F. Creating Peace for and With Children: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop covers children's activities toward international and domestic peace, and the work adults have done concerning children's rights, needs, and resources for peace, non-violence and conclict resolution, Guest speakers, video, lecture, discussions, and a student assignment focus on ideas and activism concerning children and peace.
PSY 390G. Psychology and the Family in the New S.A.: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390H. Treatment Protocols of Managed Care: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop facilitates understanding of the current health care delivery system for mental health providers within a managed care context. The workshop examines Mental Disorder Diagnostic Related Groups (MD-DRGs) and Treatment Strategies with Aftercare and Video therapy that is designed to aid in adhering to the demands of managed care. Additionally, the workshop explores organic mental problems requiring special treatment within a managed care context.
PSY 390I. Childhood Trauma and the Creative Product: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390J. Child Rearing and the Roots of Violence: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
In this workshop we study Swiss psychologist Alice Miller's theory of child rearing, apply it to our own childhood experiences, and look at different ways of raising children. Alice Miller focuses upon how adult violence can be traced to child rearing practices. Through her concept of "poisonous pedagony" she attempts to provide us an understanding of the violence seen over the years from Hitler to Bosnia, and by terrorists and serial murders. She also provides an alternative approach to raising children.
PSY 390K. Psychotherapy in the Managed Care Era: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop examines the psychotherapy prior to and in contrast to its practice in the managed care era. This workshop explores the issues of treatment decision-making, mediation, confidentiality, and client versus managed care allegiance, under-treatment, and obstacles to therapists receiving payment within the managed care system. Alternatives to practicing outside of the managed care framework are addressed as well.
PSY 390L. Buddhist Social and Political Activism: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390M. Challenging the Profession of Psychology: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 390N. Existential Psychotherapy Workshop: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop provides an examination of the theory and technique of existential psychotherapy. Students explore their own values, goals, and identity within the framework of existential theory. Demonstration and supervised role-playing are provided. Issues of responsibility, death, isolation, freedom, and meaninglessness are also presented.
PSY 390P. Stereotypes and the Cultural (Un)Conscious: Special Topics in Psychology. 1-2 Unit.
In this interactive workshop, students examine the impact of stereotypes in sociological and psychological and psychological contexts. Racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual, age-related, and other stereotypes are explored with consideration of their sources, functions/disfunctions, power, and costs. In addition to lecture and discussion, learning is facilitated through exercises utilizing personal experiences, literary excerpts and video clips.
PSY 390Q. Understanding Non-Violence: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
The focus of this intensive one day workshop is an understanding of the processes of nonviolence from a social systems perspective. Students review current research, theory and action related to a psychology directed at creating a world at peace. Issues examined at international, societal, community and individual levels include the prevention of violence and war, the many dimensions of nonviolence, and nonviolent resolution of international and local conflict. Ways psychologists and lay people can work to create peace and nonviolence are discussed including an examination of the clinical, humanistic, developmental, community and social psychological contributions.
PSY 390R. Children in War: Special Topics in Psychology. 1-2 Unit.
This one-day workshop explores the ways that war impacts the psychosocial well-being of children, their families, and communities. The topic covers children who currently reside in war, as well as children who are refugees. Workshop participants develop practical plans of action in prevention, emergency intervention, and rehabilitation for war-affected children. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 390S. The Psychology of Mothering. 1-2 Unit.
In this workshop we use the work of Chodorow as a basis to deal with the assertion that women are the primary parent in all cultures and most often, as the mother. This class also addresses questions such as how women come to mother and whether this is learned, psychodynamic, or a cognitive process. Is gender related to mothering? Are men mothering more and women less? Who are the mothers of today and what will motherhood look like in the future?.
PSY 390T. Fictional Characters and Literary Themes: a Psychological Examination. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 390U. Social Psychology of Bi-Racial Identity. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores the idea of race as a social construction and its psychological impact on individuals, particularly as it relates to the concept of a bi-racial or multi-racial identity in the U.S. Among other issues, students investigate how a bi- or multi- racial identity develops for individuals and how it evolved historically. Students must have access to First Class as some on-line postings and readings will be required.
PSY 390V. Resistance in the Therapeutic Environment: an Historical and Clinical Perspective. 1 Unit.
PSY 390W. The Lifelong Impact of Adoption. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop explores psychological and emotional issues inherent in adoption for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Students learn about myths and realities of adoption, how adoptive families are different, the personality characteristics of adoption triad memebers and the importance of addressing loss and grief in adoption. Current issues in adoption are also considered, including open vs. closed adoption, search and reunion, and international/transracial adoption.
PSY 390X. Understanding the Traumatized Child. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop provides an overview of the impact of physical, emotional and sexual abuse on the child in foster care. Students are made aware of the psychological, emotional and behavioral problems affecting a traumatized child; how to form an accurate assessment; and how to develop strategies of treatment. Special emphasis is placed on young people of different ages and backgrounds, with consideration of specific legal and ethical issues common to foster children.
PSY 390Y. Beyond Duality: the Psychology of Gender. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 390Z. Oedipus and Electra: Textual and Visual Origins of the Psychoanalytic Pantheon. 1 Unit.
PSY 391. Theories and Treatment of Learning Disabilities. 3 Units.
PSY 391A. Integrating Addiction Counseling Proficiencies. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to address the needs of students with no prior addiction treatment training as well as provide appropriately challenging coursework that will offer upper division scholarship for an advanced education in addiction studies. This course will demonstrate the need, regardless of professional identity or discipline, for each helping professional working with an addicted population to have a basic understanding of addiction that includes knowledge of current models and theories, appreciation of the multiple contexts within which substance use occurs, and awareness of the effects of psychoactive drug use. This course also addresses the need for each professional to be knowledgeable about the continuum of care and the social contexts affecting the treatment and recovery process. In 1998, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration published "Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge Skills and Attitudes of Professional Practice TAP 21." This course will explore the 123 competencies of the TAP 21 from a strength-based perspective and seek to identify dominant discourses that may support or interfere with transformation and healing for those challenged by addiction. This course is one of several core courses developed (special attention paid to TAP 21 criteria) to provide the practical knowledge required for successfully navigating credentialing (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor) examinations.
PSY 392. Kurt Lewin: Inventor of Planned Change and Group Dynamics. 3 Units.
Kurt Lewin was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century in terms of his impact on the field of group dynamics, planned change, action research, and in the study of interracial relations and conflict. This course focuses on the life, theory, and work of Kurt Lewin as a person, psychologist, researcher, and activist.
PSY 392A. Madness in American History and Film. 3 Units.
This course will explore the history and cinematic representation of madness in America, inviting the students' critical analysis of the ethical, psychological and political effects in the treatment of insanity from 1750 to the present. An interactive and collaborative class format will be utilized, with discussion of weekly readings and film presentations. Topics to be explored include European influences, ethical dilemmas, the emergence of asylums, treatment pioneers, humane/inhumane practices, scientific and political imperatives, creation of the DSM, and interpersonal challenges within the individual, the family and the culture at large.
PSY 393. Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives: Theories and Applications. 3 Units.
This seminar is designed to introduce students to contemporary trends in psychoanalysis through readings in Lacanian, object-relations, and Self-psychological literature, as well as other critiques of classical theory, particularly classical metapsychology. Students participate in an analysis of the viability of such concepts as drive (classical theory), and self (Self-psychology) among others. A background in psychoanalysis is suggested, but not required.
PSY 393A. Kurt Lewin: Psychological Giant. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 393Z. Piaget and Habermas: Toward a Social Psychology of Development. 1 Unit.
PSY 394. Language Acquisition: Development and Theories. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines how children become linguistically competent and examines words and sentences in their phonetic and syntactic forms, their meanings (semantic form), and in the ways in which they are used (pragmatic form). Special emphasis is placed on language as a social phenomenon whose meaning is embedded in social life.
PSY 395. The Bodymind Therapies. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores the seminal works of Selver, Todd and Rolf as well as Reich, Lowen, Alexander, Trager and Painter. The unique mind-body techniques of hypnotism and meditation are also considered. Through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations students learn how each theory and method seeks to integrate body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
PSY 396. Professional Development and Psychotherapy. 3 Units.
PSY 397. Philosophy of Clinical Psychology. 3 Units.
PSY 398. Men and Masculinities. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines male identities and activities in a variety of men's roles and examines dimensions and diversities of men's lives, such as sexualities, race, ethnicities, class, age, and appearance. Through a wide range of sources and methods, the course develops comparative and historical perspectives on masculinities, including contemporary men's movements, while also addressing feminist social and political issues.
PSY 398A. Myth and the Construction of Masculinity. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 399. Practicum in Counseling and Psychotherapy. 3 Units.
For students oriented toward graduate study in psychology, this practicum provides intensive study of current approaches to individual counseling and psychotherapy. The format includes discussion of current theories and research findings, and experience with therapy through videotapes, role-playing and supervised counseling. Prerequisite: PSY 311 Contemporary Modes of Counseling.
PSY 400. Psychoanalysis: an Evolving Theory. 3 Units.
This course is designed to acquaint students with the broadest terms and scope of psychoanalysis, its position vis-a-vis science and psychology, and its implications for the being of human beings. The evolution of psychoanalysis in terms of ego psychology, object relations, and self psychology is addressed. The aim of the course is to provide a broad theoretical and philosophical foundation within which students may situate and understand specific concepts in subsequent studies.
PSY 401. Adolescent Development in Adult Soc. 4 Units.
This is research-oriented course on the psychology and sociology of adolescence explored through a developmental perspective. The physical, cognitive, moral, and social development of the pre-adolescent and adolescent are studied through lecture, discussion, and data collection and analysis. The course relates research to such major issues of adolescence as identity formation, education, sexuality, peer relations, family, delinquency, drug abuse, career development, and alienation.
PSY 401A. Child to Adolescent Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the science of human development from early childhood through the adolescent years. Development is covered from the physiological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives of psychology. Topics include parent-child interaction; the attention, memory, perception, and problem-solving abilities of children and adolescents; moral development; aggression; the effects of schooling, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, observational learning, and punishment; and the psychological effects of puberty, adolescent social interactions, and gender differences and similarities.
PSY 402. Adult Development. 4 Units.
This course examines theory, individual cases, and major research findings to investigate the nature of adult development. Psychological paradigms are integrated with sociological and philosophical concepts toward an understanding of the meaning and value of adult life. Theories of cognitive, ego, self, faith, and moral development are studied in the context of adult experience - family, work, relationships, and self-realization.
PSY 402A. Existential Psychology in Literature and Film. 3-4 Unit.
This course is an exploration into the human psyche through the lens of Existential Psychology. The films and literary works studied heighten awareness of the psychological struggles common to humankind, and to the dependency on fixed ideas and expectations that contrast with the realities and experiences of existence.
PSY 403. Theories of Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides a critical overview of current approaches to child development and emphasizes psychoanalytic and cognitive theories. The history of child psychology will be presented including perspectives on the development of language and emotion as well as the rights of children and the obligations of adults.
PSY 403A. Proseminar on Research. 3-4 Unit.
This sponsored independent study will engage in the structural-developmental research study of generosity. Theories of moral, ethical and spiritual virtues will be researched. Pilot research projects will be conducted.
PSY 404. Philosophical and Psychological Issues of Adult Development. 4-5 Unit.
This course presents a case-study approach to the examination of adult levels of decision-making, choice of personal philosophy, and conceptions of liberties, rights, duties, and obligations. Case studies include the ideas of former California Supreme Court Chief Justice Rose Bird, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Desmond Tutu, Georgia State Senator Julian Bond, and philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Paul Sartre.
PSY 405. Psychology of Leadership. 3-4 Unit.
What is leadership and why is it important? Is leadership a matter of power or authority? What makes a leader - virtues, charisma, or position? Are leaders about goodness, justice, or mere efficacy? This course is designed to explore the theoretical aspects of leadership from several disciplinary perspectives and to understand how theory applies to real situations. Topics include leadership models, leader behavior and skills, followership, teams and motivation, social and ethical responsibilities, and leading with creativity. Students are expected to analyze cases, current situations and their own leadership style.
PSY 406. Developmental Psychopathology. 4-5 Unit.
This advanced course explores a rapidly growing new sub-field in psychology bridging developmental psychology, the study of normal development, and psychopathology, the study of mental and behavioral disorders. The course focuses on the ways that our understanding of development informs childhood, attachment, adolescent and adult psychopathology. Topics include: depression and failure-to-thrive in infancy and childhood, child maltreatment, poverty, anti-social behavior, and peer relations. Required pre-requisites for course: one class in developmental psychology and one class in clinical psychology.
PSY 407. Men, Masculinities, and Gender. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the design, implementation, and objectives of three models of moral education-- structural development, character education, and socialization. Both philosophy and psychology are studied in an attempt to define the "good" and "right" aims of such models.
PSY 408. Radical Psychology. 4 Units.
PSY 408A. Relational Approaches to Counseling. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 409. Research Design and Methodology. 4-5 Unit.
The course introduces students to experimental and non-experimental designs used in psychological research. Class time is divided between discussion of the reading material and laboratory work. Students discuss commonly used designs, the elements of these designs, and the benefits of each type of design. Students get hands-on experience with several studies, serving as subjects in these studies, analyzing the data, and writing reports on the research using an APA-style format. Students are involved in designing their own studies, gathering data, analyzing the data, and presenting this information both in oral and written form. Prerequisite: MAT 403/PSY 414 Descriptive and Inferential Statistics.
PSY 410. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. 3 Units.
This is the second quarter of a two-quarter course in research design and statistics, concentrating on the application of statistical methods to research problems. Statistical methods such as correlation analysis, t-tests, and analysis of variance are applied to research designs. In addition, students learn how to utilize computer programs to solve statistical problems. PSY 323/MAT 302 is a prerequisite for this course.
PSY 411. Research Issues in Adult Development. 3 Units.
PSY 411A. Selected Research Issues in Ethical and Spiritual Development of Compassion. 3-4 Unit.
This course engages the structural-developmental research study of ethical compassion in decision making. Theories of moral, ethical, and spiritual virtues are presented. Expected research relationships between moral and ethical judgment questionnaires developed by Kohlberg and Erdynast are discussed as are general relationships between levels of moral development and levels of spiritual development. The social contract, structural-developmental conception of compassion presumes capacity for several levels of compassion within individuals and across different individuals.
PSY 412. Psychology and Society: Peace and Conflict. 3 Units.
PSY 413. Psychology of Humor. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 414. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. 4 Units.
This course concentrates on the application of statistical methods to research problems. Statistical methods such as correlation analysis, t-tests, and analysis of variance are applied to research designs. In addition, students learn how to utilize computer programs to solve statistical problems.
PSY 415. Psychology of Marriage and Family. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides the student with a basic understanding of marriage (not limited to heterosexual unions) through the lens of history, system theory, psychoanalytic theory and contemporary psychological approaches. In addition the student is provided the opportunity to explore the concepts within their own family of origin/nuclear family and current relationships. Focus is on developing a working knowledge of several of the major theories of attraction, coupling, and marriage. Most importantly the student explores his or her responses to the material covered. Issues of mate selection, responsibilty, sexuality, monogamy, communication and conflict resolution are discussed as they pertain to the subjective experience of each individual couple, with additional focus on the socio-cultural influences of power and oppression. All work is observed through a socially informed lens, paying particular attention to the very real effects of gender, power, age, race, and heterosexual dominance on couples.
PSY 416. Movement Intervention With Special Needs Children. 1 Unit.
PSY 417. Selected Research Issues in Generosity & Magnanimity. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 418. Integrating Addiction Counseling Modalities. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 419. Case Studies in Adult Development. 3 Units.
PSY 420. The Production of Desire: Perspectives From Marx and Freud. 1 Unit.
No two figures have had more influence on the thought and practice of our lives in the 20th century than Marx and Freud. Given that Marx dealt with society and Freud with the individual psyche, numerous attempts have been made to integrate their theories. How did this attempt come come about? Is it possible? Or are the two theories incomparable? Marx and Freud are discussed through a summary acount to be provided and then Wilheim Reich's attempt to synthesize their theories will be examined.
PSY 421. Seeking the Good Life Through Philosophy , Psychology, and Experiences. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 422. Psychology and Individuation of the Self. 4-5 Unit.
Society to a great extent constructs our conceptions of ourselves, our personalities and psyche. In turn, we construct society through these psychological structures. This production and reproduction is explored through the theories of Marx, Reich, Freud, Marcuse, Chodorow and Kovel. Emphasis is on their notions of individuation in the context of a just society. Their approaches are used to evaluate psychotherapy and its role in society.
PSY 423. Social and Ethical Issues in Management. 4 Units.
In this course, the case study method is employed to examine contemporary organizational problems that concern rights, responsibilities, justice, and liberties. Topics include affirmative action, employee rights, testing in the workplace, AIDS in the workplace, maternity/paternity leave, fraud, bribery, kickbacks, and environmental issues. Landmark U.S. and State Supreme Court decisions are analyzed from the perspectives of dominant ethical theories, such as those of Bentham, Hume, Mill, Kant, and Rawls.
PSY 424. Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Development. 4-5 Unit.
This course explores issues faced by adolescents as they navigate the developmental trajectory from childhood to adulthood, focusing on issues that impact the social, emotional and psychological development of youth in the United States. Topics include: influence of the media and the commercialization of youth, academic performance and achievement, schools, peer relationships, sex and sexuality, youth violence and victimization, juvenile justice, diversity of identities, and preparation for the challenges of adulthood.
PSY 425. Global Approaches to Normal & Abnormal Psychology. 3 Units.
In this course, a critical and global perspective on abnormal psychology is presented through consideration of methods of conceptualizing the individual, concepts of normality vs. abnormality, subjectivity vs. objectivity, and the medical model vs. the humanistic-existential model.
PSY 425FR. The Integration Between Buddhism and Psychology: East & West Join in France. 3 Units.
PSY 425JA. Japanese Approaches to Mindfulness & Mental Health. 3 Units.
PSY 427. The Social Construction of Sexuality, Gender, and the Body. 3 Units.
PSY 427A. Transgender Identities. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 428. Education Examined: Critical Pedagogy Vs. Progressivism. 3 Units.
Designed for students who have or will intern or work in elementary or secondary school classrooms, this seminar attempts to deconstruct the traditional practices of education to discover their political, sociological, and educative meanings. Preceding from the perspectives of critical and progressive education, students examine theories of learning, cognitive and moral development, political empowerment, and personal transformation. Informed by such perspectives and their own experiences, students engage in the design of effective models of education and problem-solve their implementation in real schools.
PSY 429. Gender and Psychology: in Theory and Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 430. The Psychology of the Higher Emotions. 4 Units.
This course explores Buddhist psychological methods for dismantling patterns of suffering and cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy. These higher emotions are known as the Four Immeasurables. Students are introduced to a basic meditation practice and assigned readings in preparation for a 3 1/2 day residential retreat. Instruction draws upon central Buddhist concepts and themes giving students a broad view of Buddhist perspectives with an emphasis on practical self-experiencing. The Retreat itself includes lecture, sitting and walking meditation, processing and extended periods of noble silence.
PSY 431. Buddhist Cognitive Psychology: a Meditation Retreat on Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension. 4-5 Unit.
PSY 432. Insight and Absorption. 5 Units.
PSY 433. Cognitive Psychology: Children's Thinking. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines current and historical views of the development of problem-solving skills, language skills, and conceptual abilities in children. Through work with these topics, the student is introduced to central issues and concepts in cognitive psychology.
PSY 434. Life and Teaching of the Historical Buddha. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines the now undisputed existence of Suddhatta Gotama, the "Buddha" or "Awakened One" born some 2,500 years ago. Students mine the most authoritative explication of his teachings as compiled in the Pali Canon as well as attempt to discern the most authentic, demythologized historical kernels available of his life and times. Finally, we explore the application of his method to modern conditions through textual study, essays, dialogues and meditation. The course includes a commitment to a 20-30 minute meditation practice.
PSY 434A. Contemporary Neuro-Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course proposes models for relating brain dysfunction and/or damage to observable empirically describable psychological behavior. Basic concepts covered are: the relationship between brain and behavior, lateralization of brain function, emotions, and the neuro-psychology of development and aging. The course also considers a number of neuro-pathologies: neuro-linguistic problems, apraxias, memory problems, and the neuro-psychology of drug abuse.
PSY 435. Theories of Gay Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 435A. LGBT Identity Issues: Theories of Personality, Racial and Cultural Concerns. 3-4 Unit.
This survey course engages various theories of gay psychology, examining how homosexuality has been treated throughout the ages in various cultures, focusing primarily on its treatment within the field of psychology. From Freud to Skinner, students explore what various theorists have had to say about the development of sexuality in general and homosexuality in particular. Students also examine how these differing schools of thought have influenced culture and the ways in which gays and lesbians are treated in the clinical setting. Finally, the course addresses the lively debate currently going on between constructionists and essentialists as a way of understanding the development of homosexuality and the gay psyche.
PSY 436. Absorption and the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. 5 Units.
PSY 438. Mental Illness and the Family. 2-3 Unit.
In this course, students develop psychoeducational knowledge, coping skills and compassion to help family members create positive outcomes when dealing with a mentally ill relative, acknowledging each family member as a person of worth, attempting the best response to the devastation and chaos of mental illness. Students learn about major groups of mental disorders and current treatment approaches, including psycho-education, skill training with self-care, supportive therapy and family empowerment through community resources.
PSY 443. Cross-Cultural Infant Observation. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 450. Prior Learning: Psychology. 0 Units.
PSY 451. Independent Study: Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 452. Applied Child Development. 4 Units.
This research-oriented course examines five topics central to current theory and practice in child development-cognitive development, attachment, emotional development, and the development of social and moral relationships. Although structural-developmental psychology is emphasized, ideas and research from a variety of disciplines, including social psychology, education, culture studies, philosophy, economics, and political science are studied. New topics are introduced and discussed every two weeks, while students' mini research projects on each topic are reviewed and discussed during alternate weeks. Recommended prerequisite: one previous human development course.
PSY 453. Internship: Psychology. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 454. School and Community-Based Interventions with Children. 4 Units.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the range of school and community-based interventions available for school-aged children. Through readings, lecture, video presentations and discussions students are expected to develop an understanding of: 1) approaches to intervention with young children in school settings; 2) approaches to intervention with young children in community settings; and 3) how school and community approaches to interventions with children can be integrated for maximum efficacy.
PSY 455. Child Development and Learning. 3 Units.
PSY 457. Multi-Cultural Group Facilitation, Counseling Skills, and Mediation. 3-4 Unit.
In this experiential course, students learn and practice basic counseling strategies for working with groups. Emphasis is placed on using these skills and strategies with children, peers, and colleagues who differ from the self in terms of culture, ethnicity, language use, gender, sexual preference, social class, and professional position.
PSY 458. Spiritual Psychologies and Psychotherapy. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 458A. Spiritual Psychologies. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 460. Intellectual and Ethical Models: Special Topics in Adult Development. 4-5 Unit.
This seminar engages students with contemporary developmental models of adult intellectual and ethical experience in order to enhance understanding of the meaning of adult life in the context of contemporary culture. Students study these models through seminar meetings and readings, and apply them to research on themselves and other adults. Neo-Piagetian, multiple intelligences, and neo-Kohlbergian modes are used.
PSY 461. Don't Believe Everything You Know: Famous Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century. 2 Units.
PSY 464. Postmodern Therapies. 2-3 Unit.
In this interactive, collaborative class (readings, discussions, videos, and role-plays) students learn the underlying assumptions, the working principles, and the basic practices of doing resource-oriented, Postmodern Therapy. Specific models examined include Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy, both with an underlying perspective based in Social Constructionist thought.
PSY 464A. Introduction to Postmodern Psychotherapies. 3-4 Unit.
In this interactive, collaborative class (readings, discussions, DVD presentations, and dyadic exercises) students learn the underlying assumptions, the working principles, and the basic practices of doing resource-oriented, Postmodern Therapy. Specific models examined are Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy, both with an underlying perspective based in Social Constructionist thought.
PSY 471. Mark Twain: Personal Philosophy and Moral Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
This course studies Mark Twain as a social critic and moral educator and examines the personal philosophy that he brought to his writings. In context of Rawls' moral psychology, course topics include Twain's critiques of moral determinism, conventional religion, creationism, as well as the "moral sense" in human morality, adultery, hypocrisy, patriotism, superstition, religious intolerance and persecution.
PSY 472. Mark Twain: Speeches, Wit and Dark Writings. 3-4 Unit.
This course is a continuation of HUM 471/PSY 471 for students who appreciate Twain's social critiques and were introduced to Twain as a social critic and moral educator. Reading Twain's autobiography and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" prior to this course will enrich the student's experience and enable them to benefit from this course if they have not taken HUM 471/ PSY 471. This course is for students to advance to Mark Twain's best, deepest writings and his strongest social critiques of society and fundamentalist religion.
PSY 473. Psychedelics Revisioned: The Cultural Politics of Consciousness. 4 Units.
This course investigates the social, cultural, economic, and political contexts of the contemporary status of psychedelics in the West. Charting a critically oriented path between fear and ignorance on one hand,and unbridled enthusiasm on the other, this course studies issues related to psychedelics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives (History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy) raising substantive questions concerning the place of psychedelics specifically in contemporary America, also in the world more broadly. This course is designed to critically engage and broaden the horizons of understanding of the history, present day practices, and future potential of psychedelics.
PSY 475. Psychoeducational Aspects of Parenting. 1 Unit.
PSY 476. Practicum in Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Techniques. 3 Units.
For students oriented toward graduate study in psychology, this practicum provides the opportunity for an intensive study of current approaches to an individual counseling and psychotherapy. The format includes discussion of current theories and research findings, and experience with therapy through video tapes, role playing and supervised counseling.
PSY 481. Creative Arts Therapy With Children. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the use of artistic modalities in child therapy in a variety of settings. The use of movement, music, drama, play, graphic arts, and storytelling in therapy with children is explored through both theoretical and experiential learning.
PSY 484. Social Cognition: The Social- Psychological World of the Child. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 485. Art of Relationship in Tibetan Buddhism. 4 Units.
This psychologically based course utilizes a meditation retreat format to explore awakening as an organizing principle of relationship. The "Heart Sutta" is Mahayana Buddhism's most celebrated text and most profound philosophical statement. Students learn to use this time-honored guide as well as profound Tibetan Teachings on relationship to come to know and improve their relationships with others and with themselves. These teachings are especially useful for those seeking completeness within or for those wishing to deepen a lifelong love relationship with another.
PSY 489. Community Coalition Building. 3 Units.
PSY 490. Freud on the Outpost of Patriarchy (or Why Psychoanalysis Speaks to Feminists). 1-2 Unit.
Why do feminists such as Jessica Benjamine, Nancy Chodorow or Juliet Mitchell root their work in gender studies in Freudian psychoanalytic discourse? This one-day workshop attempts to explain this seeming, contradiction. Students read Freud's classic statement on women and then come to see how it provides an entrance for these feminist arguments. The work of Nancy Chodorow is highlighted as an example of the possibilities for psychoanalysis to enhance feminist discourse.
PSY 490A. Dream Theatre: the Body Moving Into the Imaginal. 1 Unit.
PSY 490AA. Urban Provocations I: Angst Or Anticipation. 2 Units.
The helping professions sometimes fall short in their efforts to be effective and helpful because of assumptions made about community organizations. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the urban context in which community organizations function, and identify those factors which make their success possible.
PSY 490AB. Addiction Recovery: an Affirmative Approach to Healing and Transformation. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 490AC. Lgbt Sexual Identity Development: Diversity and the Multi-Layered Self. 1 Unit.
This class will explore how we see ourselves and others, how we came to see ourselves that way, and why it matters. To this end we will be learning various LGBT-affirmative models of sexual identity development (many of which are based on racial and cultural identity development processes) and discussing their practicality or lack thereof in the lived experiences of LGBT individuals. Through lecture, film, audio vignettes, exercises and lots of discussion, we will work to understand the multiple layers of identity, how they interact with each other, and how they impact the overall developmental process. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 490AD. Power, Empowerment & Community Practice. 2 Units.
This workshop will explore the fundamental roots of empowerment and powerlessness and how they contribute to social power. Students will learn fundamental theories and principles of social power as applied to the process of change in community settings. This workshop will include pre-assigned readings, lecture, discussion, in-class exercises, homework assignments between meetings, and a written assignment.
PSY 490AE. Making Melanie Klein Relevant: Accessing And Transforming Infantile States. 1 Unit.
PSY 490AF. Introduction to Relational Gestalt Theory and Therapy. 1 Unit.
This all-day workshop provides students with an introduction to a contemporary perspective on the Gestalt Therapy paradigm. Students will be expected to write an essay showing how they have integrated the workshop content. The essay will involve a discussion of personal experience by leaning on the assumptions of this paradigm (e.g. making sense of your experience by leaning on the assumptions of Gestalt Therapy theory). Comparing and contrasting this orientation to other theoretical perspectives can be an additional component of the paper. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 490AH. Introduction to Attachment Theory. 1 Unit.
PSY 490AJ. The Emotional Elements and Psychic Realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 1 Unit.
PSY 490AL. Introduction to Narrative Therapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 490AP. Psychology of Humor (Part 2). 1 Unit.
An advanced seminar dealing with the in-group humor of several ethnic groups in America, studying humor scientifically. Theories of humor have been put forth by noted philosophers and psychologists. Thomas Hobbes' superiority theory, Immnauel Kant and Arthur Schopenhauer's incongruity theory, and the instructor, Harvey Mindess's liberation theory are examined and evaluated. Male/female similarities and differences in what we find funny; humor and compatibility in marriage, friendship, and love affairs; humor as an attack, a defense, a healer, an eye opener, or just plain fun, and ways of assessing our own senses of humor will be discussed.
PSY 490AS. The Creative Arts & Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
Increasingly, mental health practitioners are using various arts in conjunction with therapy. This workshop examines how visual arts, movement, and theater improvisation techniques can be incorporated into the therapeutic practice as positive healing tools in processing emotions, experience, and behaviors. As a result of looking at both theoretical and practical applications of these creative means, we will explore the benefits of using these new tools in therapy. A portion of the day will be spent with hands-on experience, not only to allow students to grasp the power of these tools, but also to afford students the practice of facilitating these new means. No grade equivalents allowed.
PSY 490AT. Empowerment in Community Practice. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 490B. Psychology of Pain Management. 1 Unit.
PSY 490C. Jewish Identity and Jewish Shadow. 1 Unit.
PSY 490D. Psychology of Disability and Chronic Illness. 1 Unit.
PSY 490E. ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Effects on Individuals and Families. 1 Unit.
PSY 490F. Preventing School Violence. 1 Unit.
PSY 490G. Psychological Perspectives on War. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores the psychological impact of the political and economic conditions that have characterized U.S. society since the tragic events of September 11, 2011. We examine the psychodynamic significance of individual and group responses in this country to the traumategenic environment characterized by the ongoing threat of future terrorist attacks and an increasingly militarized governmental discourse and policy. We critically evaluate how the current political culture constrains policy makers' and citizens' capacities to construct effective conflict resolution strategies capable of addressing the growing threats to our national and international well-being. Students explore their personal and political responses to the psychological environment as well.
PSY 490H. Grief and Loss. 1 Unit.
PSY 490J. Treating Adolescents: Coping With Emerging Identity, Angst and Acne. 1 Unit.
PSY 490K. Strengthening the Family. 1 Unit.
PSY 490M. Diverse Sexualities: Celebrating Queer Communities through Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 490N. Introduction to Clinical Process. 1 Unit.
PSY 490P. Disaster Psychology: Acute Stress Management. 2 Units.
This two-day experiential workshop explores the theories and practical applications of emergency mental health for widespread disasters. Participants learn how to recognize and effectively manage normal and maladaptive reactions to extreme stress in themselves and in others. Through examples of real past events and related emergency responses, quick-write exercises, and role-plays, students learn psychological crisis management approaches for individuals, small groups, and whole communities.
PSY 490Q. The Queen of Heaven and Her Wild Cherry Sister: Toward a Lesbian-Centered Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 490R. David Epston: Master Class in Narrative Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 490S. Myth and the Popular Culture. 1 Unit.
PSY 490T. The Queen of Heaven and Her Wild Cherry Sister II: Further Exploration of Lesbian-Centered Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 490U. I'm Coming Out: Introduction to LGBTIQ Counseling Theory and Practice from Stonewall to the Present. 1 Unit.
PSY 490V. Freud, Jung, Adler: the Men and Their Contributions to Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
This workshop is designed to convey an understanding of the basic concepts and therapeutic methods of the three most important initiators of the field of psychotherapy. From the beginning of the early 1900's to the 1940's, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler, and Carl Gustav Jung were the leading figures in the western world in the creation of what Freud called Psychoanalysis, Adler called Individual Psychology, and Jung called Analytical Psychology. Both Freud and Jung developed theories and techniques of dream analysis that are still being used today, and all three developed approaches and methods of understanding and treating neurotic symptoms and personal or inter-personal problems that have attracted millions of people to seek therapy to gain insight into their issues and improve their lives.
PSY 490W. Re-Membering Skills & Practices:. 2 Units.
Redefining Grief & Loss.
PSY 490X. Same-Sex Artists and Imagery in American Cinema <LGBT>. 1 Unit.
PSY 493. Contemporary Psychoanalytic Perspectives Theories and Applications. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 494. Adult Psychological and Spiritual Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 495. The Psychological Teachings of the Historical Buddha. 4 Units.
PSY 500. Clinical Training Orientation. 0 Units.
This meeting provides initial orientation to the Clinical Training process, presenting AULA's clinical training requirements, California Board of Behavioral Sciences requirements for MFT licensure, and processes and resources for finding a clinical training site. Students also meet with representatives from AULA-approved clinical training sites to learn about the variety and diversity of training opportunities that are available. Required for all first quarter MFT students; a prerequisite for entering Clinical Training.
PSY 500A. Pre-Enrollment Requirements for Clinical Training. 0 Units.
This meeting provides a detailed review of forms and procedures students must follow in registering for AULA clinical training units, earning hours, and meeting trainee requirements of the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Required for MFT Concentration students in or prior to the quarter before entering clinical training; a prerequisite for entering clinical training.
PSY 500AA. Clinical Readiness. 0 Units.
This course is designed to assess students' readiness to enter clinical training and serve as a bridge between introductory, didactic coursework and applied experiences in applied clinical work. In addition, this course will aid students in learning about the various facets of applying to and securing a clinical training placement. Various components of professional development will also be addressed through discussion and roleplay modalities.
PSY 500B. Voice and Style. 0 Units.
PSY 500C. Professional Development Seminar: Life After Graduation. 0 Units.
PSY 501A. Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy I. 2-3 Unit.
This course introduces principles and skills involved in providing relational psychotherapy. Goals of therapy, initial contact, gaining rapport, the therapeutic relationship, the therapist's own motives and personal issues, and the sources of therapeutic change are topics of study. Students develop skills through role play and dyadic work with classmates. Required for MFT Concentration students; a prerequisite for entering clinical training.
PSY 501B. Domain of Psychology II. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 501C. Domain of Psychology III. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 501D. History and Systems of Psychology. 3 Units.
PSY 501E. Introduction to Clinical Process. 1 Unit.
The therapist is a healing presence. He/she creates a feeling of safety and openness that allows healing to take place. No matter what the therapist's theoretical orientation, the client will have the most success when he/she feels safe and has the experience of being heard. The reading, discussions and exercises in this workshop will explore what the therapist brings to his/her work that fosters healing, growth and change. The focus is on the therapist rather than the client. We will turn our attention to creating and maintaining a safe space and learning the basics of active, reflective, compassionate listening as the foundation for doing therapy.
PSY 501F. Evolution of Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 502A. Research Methodology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 502B. Library Research Methods. 1 Unit.
PSY 503A. Process of Psychotherapy I. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 503B. Process of Psychotherapy II. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 503C. Psychopathology I. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 503D. Advanced Psychopathology Testing I. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 504A. Psychodiagnostic Testing I. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 504C. Human Development I. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 504D. Adult Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 505. Fictional Characters and Literary Themes: A Psychological Examination. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 505A. Dostoevsky: a Psycho-Social Exploration Of Great Short Works. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 505B. Working Out the Body: A Bibliotherapy Approach. 1 Unit.
PSY 505C. Society and the Individual. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 506. Career Development I. 4 Units.
PSY 506A. Organizational Behavior: People in Organizations. 4 Units.
PSY 506B. Training Program Development. 4 Units.
PSY 506C. Systems Thinking. 4 Units.
PSY 506D. Planned Change and Organizational Development. 4 Units.
PSY 506E. Career Development I. 3 Units.
PSY 506F. Career Development II. 2 Units.
This course will focus on the application of career development theory through the use of counseling processes, interventions and resources applicable in today's global economy. Students will become more familiar with various standardized tests and assessment tools used in career counseling and educational planning with a critical eye to their effectiveness and limitations when working with diverse populations. Additionally, students will gain the ability to find sources of occupational information and determine the status of current research in the field of career development. Students will be involved in practical exercises and projects to demonstrate their ability to design, deliver and evaluate comprehensive guidance and interventions. The format of instruction for this course is online.
PSY 507. Theories of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 507B. Psychology of Marriage and Family. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 508. Human Sexuality. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 509. Brief Therapy. 2-3 Unit.
This course articulates some of the basic processes, principles and techniques of doing brief therapy from cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused and narrative perspectives. Focus is on understanding the premises and usefulness of each approach and on developing brief therapy skills through role-play and work with case material. This course may be elected to partly fulfill the Clinical Skill Development requirement in the MFT Concentration. Prerequisites: PSY 501A.
PSY 509A. Professional Ethics and the Law. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 510. Introduction to Psychological Theory and Practice (non-credit). 0 Units.
This course, required for incoming students who do not have a recent Bachelor's degree in psychology, provides an overview of psychology. Particular emphasis is given to developmental, abnormal psychology and the history of psychology.
PSY 511. Library Research Methods. 1 Unit.
Library research methods in psychology are approached through surveying professional literature on a topic of interest to the student. Students become familiar with the university psychology library and prepare a brief review of the literature following American Psychological Association format. Required for all students.
PSY 511B. Professional Writing Proficiency. 1-2 Unit.
Library research methods and professional writing standards in psychology are taught as the student surveys professional literature on a topic related to psychology in society. Students are introduced to computer access to library resources, and prepare a brief literature review following American Psychological Association format. Beginning 1/98 this course, taught in connection with PSY 545 Society and the individual, is required for all MAP students in the first quarter. Students entering the MAP before 1/98 substitute PSY 511 Library Research Methods, taken before 1/98 or as an independent study.
PSY 512. Communication Skills for Psychotherapists. 1 Unit.
This online independent study course is designed to broaden students' awareness of the diverse people and communities with which they will work as future professionals in psychology. A further goal is broadening awareness of self in society. Students select community settings of interest, carry out interviews and field visits, and share learning with classmates and faculty through dialogue on First Class, the Antioch conferencing and e-mail system. Required for all MAP students entering 1/98 or later, in the second quarter of study.
PSY 512A. Field Study: Psychology and Society. 2-3 Unit.
This course is designed to broaden students' awareness of the diverse people and communities with which they will work as future professionals in psychology. A further goal is broadening awareness of self in society. Students select community settings of interest, carry out interviews and field visits, and share learning with classmates and faculty instructor through classroom dialogue or on Antioch University's email network. Required for all MAP students; best taken in the second or third quarter of study. Students must attend initial hour long face to face meeting, generally held the first Saturday of the quarter. One may not take the online course if they cannot attend the meeting.
PSY 512B. Field Study in Applied Community Psychology. 2-3 Unit.
This course provides Applied Community Psychology students with the opportunity to work directly with a community agency on a project involving program development, evaluation, consultation, collaboration, psychoeducational group and/or in-service training development. Prerequisites include corresponding core courses (e.g., students engaged in field study involving program development and evaluation must successfully complete PSY 545E prior to enrolling in field study). Students in the Applied Community Psychology Specialization are required to complete two units of field study but may enroll in one unit at a time. Prerequisites: 545C and the appropriate one of the following: 545D, 545E, 575E.
PSY 512C. Advanced Field Study in Community Psychology. 1-4 Unit.
PSY 512D. LGBT Community Action. 2 Units.
PSY 513A. The Authoritarian Personality. 1 Unit.
PSY 514. Counseling Skills and Techniques. 1 Unit.
PSY 514A. Photoanalysis in Clinical Practice. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 514B. Preparing Yourself Now for Private Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 514C. Career Development & Life Planning. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 515. Understanding and Treating Severe and Suicidal Depression. 1 Unit.
PSY 515A. Professional Development Seminar I. 1 Unit.
PSY 515B. Professional Development Seminar II. 1 Unit.
PSY 515C. Professional Development Seminar III. 1 Unit.
PSY 516. Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders. The Dissociative Experiences Scale, a diagnostic measure, is introduced, and students follow a case study through the evolution of the dissociative process, into 'acting out" as part of protecting the fragmented self. Primary focus is on treatment modalities and resources for clients diagnosed with dissociative disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 540A, Process of Psychotherapy I.
PSY 516A. Dissociative Disorders Due to Trauma. 1 Unit.
PSY 516B. The Emotional Elements and Psychic Realities of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 1 Unit.
PSY 516C. Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation. 3 Units.
PSY 516D. Therapeutic Issues in Managing Traumatic Stress and Anger. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 516F. Understanding Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Clinical Perspective. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 516G. Secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 1 Unit.
PSY 516H. The Neurobiology of Trauma. 1 Unit.
PSY 517. Aligning Values and Work Choice. 2 Units.
In this workshop, offered for psychology and management MA students, the focus is on examining personal work values and reflecting on past and future work and career choices. Settings, activities, and cultures of work - whether in organizations or private practice - are explored to understand how these align with what is motivating and meaningful in each student's life. Students assess their own work-related values using Schein's Career Anchors and other instruments, with interpretation provided.
PSY 517B. Empowerment: Individual and Organizational Perspectives. 1 Unit.
PSY 518. The Politics of Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 518A. Activist Psychology Series: Psychology and Social Engagement. 3 Units.
PSY 518B. HIV Disease and the Politics of Health: A Social-Psychological Analysis: Activist Psychology Series. 3 Units.
PSY 519. History of Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 519A. Gay and Lesbian Identity Issues. 2-3 Unit.
This course provides a setting in which students and instructor can explore together the thoughts and feelings that arise in response to historic, literary, autobiographical and psychological readings on the experience of being gay or lesbian. The course is open to anyone interested in gay and lesbian psychology and presents an opportunity for students to examine personal and collectively held notions about same-sex love.
PSY 519B. Social Psychology of Bi-Racial Identity. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores the idea of race as a social construction and its psychological impact on individuals, particularly as it relates to the concept of a biracial or multiracial identity in the U.S. Among other issues, we will investigate how a bi- or multi-racial identity develops for individuals and how it evolves historically. Students must have access to The AULA email system as some online postings and readings are required.
PSY 519C. LGBT Sexual Identity: Development Diversity and the Multi-Layered Self. 1 Unit.
PSY 519D. Gay Male Identity. 1 Unit.
PSY 519E. LGBT Identity Issues: Theories of Personality, Racial, and Cultural Concerns. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 519F. Psychotherapy With LGBT Older Adults. 1 Unit.
PSY 519G. Gay & Lesbian History: a Journey Through Personal Narratives. 3 Units.
PSY 519H. Two Spirit Identity, Health, and Wellness in the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Communities. 1 Unit.
PSY 519J. Women's Spirituality: the Transformative Power of Androgyny and Lesbian Eros in The Myth of Inanna. 1 Unit.
PSY 519K. Gay Male Identity: Sex, Love, Intimacy, & Other Clinical & Community Issues. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 519L. Constructing a Relational Framework for Lgbt Affirmative Psychotherapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 520. Developmental Psychopathology. 4-5 Unit.
This advanced course explores a new subfield in psychology bridging the study of normal child development, and the study of mental and behavioral disorders. Designed as highly participatory, the course focuses on how understanding of development informs ideas about child, adolescent and adult psychopathology. Topics include depression and failure to thrive in infancy and childhood, child maltreatment, stress, poverty, and the impact of peer relations. Prerequisites: PSY 543 Child Development or PSY 544 Adult Development.
PSY 520A. Developmental Psychopathology I: Diagnosis. 3-4 Unit.
This class introduces students to the clinical assessment of young people from infancy through adolescence, with emphasis on the construction of diagnostic and assessment questions founded in an understanding of developmental processes. This course includes discussions of criteria for mental health and illness in childhood and adolescence, as well as the philosophy and use of the DSM-IV with young people. Demonstrations and exercises help the student understand how therapists handle various problems of assessment from a developmental perspective that is sensitive to issues of culture and the position of the child and/or adolescent in society. Generally offered in Spring Quarter. Required for students in MFT Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.
PSY 520B. Developmental Psychopathology II: Intervention. 3-4 Unit.
Building on developmentally and culturally sensitive diagnosis, this class explores a broad spectrum of treatment interventions for children and adolescents in society. Consideration is given to individual and family methods of psychological treatment as well as to community interventions and interventions in the school context. The aim is to provide the student with a broad, developmentally informed, culturally sensitive spectrum of intervention possibilities. Generally offered in Summer Quarter. Required for students in MFT Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisites: PSY 520A and 543C.
PSY 520C. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (pcit): An Early Childhood Evidence-Based Treatment. 1 Unit.
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), is an evidence-based treatment model that fosters strengthening of the parent- child relationship and develops parent?s ability to appropriately manage child?s maladaptive behaviors. When young children are exposed to traumatic events such as physical and emotional abuse, several domains in their development may be impacted. Trauma affects children?s cognitive, social and emotional development as well as children?s relationships with their caregivers, especially when the trauma consists of physical or emotional abuse. PCIT gives parents the opportunity to learn, practice, and master specific parenting skills to manage and subsequently reduce their children?s acting out behaviors. At the same time PCIT promotes building social and emotional competence, such as taking turns, sharing, decreasing impulse control, and increasing frustration tolerance. The treatment consists of two phases: Child Directed Interaction (CDI) and Parent Directed Interaction (PDI). CDI portion of PCIT focuses on relationship enhancement skills, while PDI addresses age appropriate management of children?s maladaptive behaviors. This workshop will assist students in developing an understanding of PCIT concepts and the unique ways in which PCIT is suited to improve relationship between parents and children. It will also address the cultural barriers and considerations when using PCIT with different ethnic groups.
PSY 521. Transference and Countertransference Concerns: the Role of the Therapist. 1 Unit.
PSY 521A. Sexual Transference and Countertransference. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 521B. Erotic Transference/Countertransference. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 521C. Transference & Countertransference. 2 Units.
PSY 521D. Transference/Countertransference: Eros And Psyche. 3 Units.
PSY 521F. Transference / Countertransference and Projective Identification. 1 Unit.
PSY 522. Effects of Trauma on Human Development & Neurobiology; Social History & Current Issues (tra). 2 Units.
PSY 522A. Perspectives: Trauma & Its Effects, Awareness & Recovery. 3-4 Unit.
This survey course introduces the student to the complex issues of trauma, trauma healing, and transformation. Students will learn about the biopsychosocial/spiritual model which helping professionals can employ to help individuals who have experienced deep personal loss, violent conflict, pain and suffering. Students will explore the theoretical bases of trauma healing through narratives and case examples from a variety of clinical settings and engage in practical exercises to experience approaches to the treatment of trauma from awareness to recovery.
PSY 522ACER. Perspectives: Trauma and Its Effects, Awareness, and Recovery. 3 Units.
This class introduces students to the issues of trauma healing and transformation. Students will examine the biopsychosocial/spiritual theories used in healing trauma and will explore the theoretical bases of trauma through narratives and case examples from a variety of clinical settings and through various class exercises. Students will be able to identify proper theories and treatments recognized by leaders in the field of trauma studies, and will be able to understand the best healing techniques available for individuals who have experienced trauma.
PSY 522ACERT. Perspectives: Trauma and Its Effects, Awareness, and Recovery. 3 Units.
This course introduces students to the issues of trauma healing and transformation. Students will examine the biopsychosocial/spiritual treatments used in healing people who have experienced trauma, suffering and loss. Additionally, they will explore the theoretical bases of trauma through narratives and case examples from a variety of clinical settings and through various class exercises. Students will be able to address the issues of trauma, identify proper theories and treatments recognized by leaders in the field of trauma studies, will be able to understand the best healing techniques available for individuals who have experienced trauma.
PSY 522B. Treatment of Trauma & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 522BCERT. Treatment of Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 3 Units.
This course focuses on the treatment methods and needs of individuals suffering from symptoms characteristic of emotional trauma (Acute Stress Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)). This course also addresses assessment and intervention skills to work effectively with diverse populations using biopsychosocial and ecosystemic constructs. Specific techniques surveyed will include play therapy, biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, virtual reality treatment, and crisis interventions.
PSY 522C. Conflict Resolution, & Secondary Posttraumatic Stess Disorder (PTSD) & Self-Care Issues for Mental Health Professionals. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 522CCER. Conflict Resolution and Secondary Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd) and Self-Care Issues for Mental Health Professionals. 3 Units.
This course provides participants with an interdisciplinary overview of conflict analysis and resolution. Contending theories and approaches to understanding conflict and resolution processes will be emphasized. Issues impacting causation, escalation, and de-escalation including issues of power, culture, gender, and social location will be considered. Specific methods of analysis and intervention will be applied to relevant case studies. Particular attention will be given to understanding the common roles assumed by the helping professional in conflict resolution (e.g. facilitator, mediator, and advocate) and the deleterious effects of chronic exposure to conflict and trauma including secondary and vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
PSY 522D. Holographic Reprocessing: A Cognitive Experiential Treatment for Trauma. 1 Unit.
PSY 523B. Current Trends in the Employee Assistance Profession. 1 Unit.
PSY 523C. Human Resource Management and Employee Relations. 4 Units.
PSY 523D. Employee Assistance Programs: A Career Path for Psychotherapists. 1 Unit.
PSY 524. The Enneagram. 2 Units.
PSY 524A. Nurturing the Nurturer: Self-Care Techniques to Prevent Burnout for Clinical Therapists. 1 Unit.
This workshop is designed for students currently in clinical training, or prior to clinical training. Burnout can be a significant issue amongst psychology graduate students in clinical training. Skills learned will be to identify symptoms of burnout, such as emotional exhaustion, depersonalization of clients, and loss of feeling personal accomplishment. Burnout can also be marked by increased cynicism towards clients, a loss of motivation towards one's current training and future career, and can possibly impact one's overall self-concept and self-efficacy. This course considers the stressors of clinical training, including the potential emotional impact of being a new trainee, finding balance between clinical practice, school, and personal life, one-way intimacy with clients, countertransference and vicarious traumatization. Self-care will be thoroughly explored by looking at the six self-care domains: social, cognitive, behavioral, physical, spiritual and occupational, including an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This course serves as an elective for Spiritual and Depth Psychology (SDP) and Conflict and Other Related Trauma (CRT).
PSY 525A. Black Feminist Psychology: Cultural Perspectives. 2 Units.
This class provides a small-group setting in which students explore the thoughts, feelings and fantasies that arise in response to three quite different books on the experience and position of African-American women in society. The course is open to anyone interested in multicultural psychology and/or the experience of African-American women.
PSY 525B. Treatment Issues in Cross-Cultural and Cross-Racial Psychotherapy: Cultural Perspective Series. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop explores the significance for therapists of cultural and racial issues in clients' lives, and how these affect clients' responses to therapy and therapists' ideal treatment delivery. One emphasis is on how the ability to interweave cultural and racial components with intrapsychic dynamics can increase therapist effectiveness.
PSY 525C. Traditional Asian Concepts of Mind, Body and Healing: Cultural Perspective Series. 1 Unit.
This one-day workshop is designed to provide students with an introduction to some elements of ancient Chinese philosophy, particularly ideas from Taoism, that have shaped centuries of social institutions in Asia. The impact of these ideas on modern Western society will be explored as students look at psychosomatic conditions and responses from the healing arts.
PSY 525D. Working With Asian American Clients: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1-2 Unit.
This one-day workshop provides a basic overview of mental health issues for Asian-Americans. The focus will be on treatment issues with topics including value systems, world views, acculturation, the biculturation process, and culture-specific perspectives on psychopatholgy, coping, assessment and treatment.
PSY 525E. Lifespan Development of Gay and Lesbian Individuals: Cultural Perspective Series. 2 Units.
This workshop is designed to facilitate greater awareness, sensitivity, and competence in understanding and working with individuals of diverse sexual orientations. Current psychological literature is reviewed in terms of relevance and applicability, and is augmented by experiential and video presentations, culminating in the creation of a collective video paradigm on gay and lesbian development.
PSY 525F. Japanese Approaches to Mindfulness & Mental Health. 3 Units.
PSY 525FR. The Integration of Buddhism & Psychology: East & West Join in France (SDP). 3 Units.
PSY 525G. Working With Refugee Populations: Cultural Perspective Series. 1 Unit.
PSY 525GB. Tavistock & Portman Training: Psychodynamic Approaches to Working With Adults. 2 Units.
Building on the foundational knowledge gained in Personality I, the training at Tavistock aims to provide exemplary instruction in additional theoretical concepts and training in their application in psychodynamic psychotherapy. As the application of psychoanalytic thinking is advanced students will learn to apply it to their personal lives, professional development, and clinical practice. The Tavistock training will include lectures, Tavistock's work discussion groups and a final professional development seminar. In addition to the training agenda created in consultation with the Tavistock faculty, there will be a pre-departure meeting, pre-training reading and journaling.
PSY 525H. Perspectives on African-American Women's Experience. 2 Units.
PSY 525J. Working With Latina(o) Clients: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1-2 Unit.
This one-day workshop provides a basic overview of mental health issues for Latino/a people living in the United States. A major focus of this course is on understanding the influence of cultural values and beliefs on the assessment and treatment processes. Additional topics include diversity within groups, immigration, acculturation, discrimination, ethnic identity, langauge use, and the family.
PSY 525JA. Japanese Approaches to Mindfulness & Mental Health (SDP). 3 Units.
PSY 525K. Jewish Identity and the Psychology of Anti-Semitism: Cultural Perspective Series. 2 Units.
In the multicultural discourse, the subject of Jewish culture and anti-Semitism is often overlooked or excluded. This course explores Jewish culture and the psychological effects of the current rise of anti-Semitism. Particular attention is given to the relationship of Jewish identity to the Holocaust, contemporary American culture, feminism, politics, and sexual orientation. Students examine their subjective feelings and attitudes about Jewish culture as well as collective anti-Semitic values seen in the arts and media. The course includes trips to Jewish cultural sites in Los Angeles. Students are responsible for museum admission fees.
PSY 525L. Working With Transgender Issues: Cultural Perspective Series. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores gender identity issues as related to working in therapy with transsexuals, individuals who are transgendered and cross-dressers, their families and significant others. Through lecture, video and guest presentations, we examine the complex and multi-faceted issues facing people in this culture whose experience of gender may not fit into the distinct, polarized categories of male or female. We examine some cross-cultural material to understand other and often less rigid ways of conceptualizing gender and consider how these can be incorporated into a therapeutic paradigm for working with this population.
PSY 525M. Gay Identity and the Psychology of Homophobia: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1 Unit.
This workshop offers a venue for the exploration of gay male identity and the psychological impact of internalized homophobia as well as cultural heterosexism. Students are introduced to gay-centered psychological theory and process. Clinical issues are also considered, particularly transference and countertrasnference with gay male clients.
PSY 525N. Ethnopsychology. 0 Units.
PSY 525P. Jewish Identity and Jewish Shadow: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 525Q. Walking in Balance: American Indian Culture and Treatment Issues: Cultural Perspective Series. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 525R. Working With African Descended Families: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1-2 Unit.
This one-day workshop is designed to assist the student in understanding an African-centered approach to using a culturally relevant lens when working with African descended families. With a primary focus on resiliency, strengths rather than pathology of African descended families are emphasized. Viewing the family as a wellspring, keeper and transmitter of intrinsic African culture, special attention is given to how one incorporates this factor in treatment considerations. Students engage in experiential exercises, view videos and participate in dialogue. Students are encouraged to explore personal biases and the impact of such on the therapeutic process.
PSY 525S. Jewish Identity and the Psychology of Anti-Semitism: Cultural Perspective Series. 1 Unit.
PSY 525T. Working With Immigrants and Non-English- Speaking Clients: Cultural Perspectives Series. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to a broad variety of topics relating to working with recent immigrants and non-English speaking clients. Clinical considerations addressed include communication styles; hierarchical deference; the role of children; gender-related emotional difficulties and other culturally- influenced issues. Historical resentment; ethnic self-hate; perception of gay and lesbian folks; religious behaviors; folk medicine are discussed as they impact psychotherapy and treatment considerations. Issues of immigration, cultural mediators, ethnic strategies, and gender are touched upon in all levels of discussion.
PSY 525U. The Personal, Cultural, and Spiritual Self in Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 525V. International Psychology, Globalization and Culture: Latin America. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 525W. African American Psychology. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to present and historical psychosocial challenges facing African-American people that often influence mental health, as well as coping mechanisms, strengths and resources. Against this background the workshop considers distinctive elements of African-American psychology, and key considerations when making clinical interventions with African-American people.
PSY 525X. Globalization and Latin America. 1 Unit.
PSY 525Y. Working with Latino Families. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to the treatment of Latino children, adolescents and families. Students learn about acculturation, migration, cultural worldviews, family organization and developmental issues across the lifespan, and how these issues impact the assessment and treatment of Latino clients.
PSY 525Z. Rinzai Zen: Mindfulness & Stress Reduction (SDP). 1 Unit.
The intersection between contemporary psychology and classical Buddhist ideas about the mind and mindfulness have been an area of considerable interest over the last decade. Interventions that grow out of classical Buddhist approaches (including Zen meditation) continue to grow in popularity. For instance, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy has become the treatment of choice for prevention of recurrent depression in Great Britain (http://oxfordmindfulness.org/). In the United States many universities and medical schools, including University of Massachusetts and University of Pennsylvania, have created mindfulness-based stress reduction programs. This workshop will return to the source material for these interventions by exploring a new technique that grows directly out of classical Japanese mindfulness. It will focus on a contemporary applications of classical Zen mindfulness principles as a tool for stress reduction as developed by Takafumi Kawakami, Vice-Abbot of the Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto. Shunkoin is affiliated with the Rinzai School of Buddhism. Rinzai mindfulness practice can include reflecting upon koans (paradoxical questions or statements), samu (physical work done mindfully) and zazen (seated meditation). The day will focus on zazen practice.
PSY 526. Interpersonal Dynamics of the Therapeutic Relationship. 1 Unit.
PSY 526A. Psychosocial Aspects of Oppression. 1 Unit.
PSY 527. Issues in Counseling Religious Clients. 1 Unit.
PSY 527A. Christian Psychology and Counseling. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 528A. Treatment Protocols for Managed Care. 1 Unit.
This workshop provides an overview of the purpose and functioning of managed care systems for delivering treatment, to orient students to work opportunities and practices in these settings. Students learn about terminology, treatment models and diagnostic categories used in managed care, and have an opportunity to explore their own attitudes and feelings about working in this context.
PSY 528B. Stress Management in the Era of Managed Care. 1 Unit.
PSY 528C. Psychotherapy in the Era of Managed Care: Special Topics in Psychology. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 529. Sex and Gender in Psychotherapy. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop explores issues of sex and gender as they impact the therapeutic process. Countertransference and gender bias are examined, using role play, dialogue and experiential exercises. Theories of Freud, Mahler, Stern and others provide a learning context. In addition, contemporary dialogue about "male" and "female" perspectives on language, narrative and power relationships are considered.
PSY 529A. Sex and Gender Narratives: the Construction of Identity. 1 Unit.
PSY 529B. Beyond Duality: the Psychology of Gender. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 529C. Gender and Psychology: in Theory and Practice. 2-3 Unit.
This course addresses the dilemma of gender within psychological thought. While issues of sexuality and gender have been at the heart of theory and theorizing from Freud's earliest work through contemporary practice, still the conceptualization of different (gendered) states of mind remains a core difficulty for students and practioners of the art of psychology. We will look at key aspects of gendered health, pathology, development, language, and subjectivity from traditional as well as more contemporary feminist and postmodern perspectives, considering (deeply) our personal experiences of these concepts, and exploring whether it is possible to engage in a clinical practice in which allowance is made for engendered thought and feeling to emerge for both client and therapist.
PSY 530. History and Systems of Psychology. 2 Units.
This course offers an historical perspective on psychology, so students can identify central issues in the field today, and see how these have emerged over time. Attention is given to such core issues as mind/body relationships, free will/determinism, and nature/nurture interrelationships. Required for students in the individualized Concentration.
PSY 530A. The Quest for Wisdom: a Brief History of Philosophy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 531. Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality. 2 Units.
This course includes a survey of the lives and works of Freud, Jung, and Adler with examination of key concepts in Freudian, Jungian and Adlerian theory, as well as an introductory review of neoFreudian, neoJungian and neoAdlerian approaches. Required for all students.
PSY 531A. Personality Theory I: Psychodynamic Theories. 3-4 Unit.
This course is an introduction to modern psychodynamic theories of personality, beginning with Freudian and Jungian foundations, and continuing with study of self-psychology and object-relations approaches. The focus is on basic assumptions and concepts of significant theorists, with attention also to application in clinical practice. This course is required for all MAP students.
PSY 531B. Psychoanalytic Theories. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 531C. Advanced Personality Theories: Psychoanalysis, Relational and Postmodern. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 531D. Time-Limited Psychodynamic Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 531E. Transference and Countertransference in Analytic Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 531F. Western Theories of Personality. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 531G. Intercultural Depth Psychology and Trauma Theory. 3 Units.
PSY 531H. Intercultural Transpersonal and Depth Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 531J. Life As Practice: Inner Work, Social Responsibility, and Community Service. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 532. Contemporary Theories of Personality. 2 Units.
In this course, students survey theoretical issues and clinical applications of selected humanistic, existential, modern psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral and transpersonal approaches to psychology and psychotherapy. Required for all students.
PSY 532A. Personality Theory II: Comparative Contemporary Theories. 3-4 Unit.
This course surveys theoretical issues and clinical applications of selected humanistic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, narrative and transpersonal approaches to psychology and psychotherapy. Attention is also given to postmodern alternatives to traditional personality theories as a basis for clinical work. Prerequisite: PSY 531A. This course is required for all MAP students.
PSY 532B. Advances in Personality Theory: Emerging Perspectives in Spiritual & Depth Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 533. Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy. 2-3 Unit.
This course surveys contemporary cognitive and behavioral approaches to psychotherapy. In addition to underlying theoretical principles, emphasis is given to application, such as behavior modification and cognitive-behavioral approaches to anxiety disorders and depression. Prerequisites: PSY 501A and PSY 532A.
PSY 533A. Cognitive Psychology: Children's Thinking. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 533B. Brain and Behavior: the Child. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an orientation to current understandings of genetic, environmental, and biological bases of child and adolescent disorders, with particular emphasis on understanding brain mechanisms that may underlie psychological problems. Emphasis is also placed on current approaches to drug therapies for children and adolescents, to demonstrate how and where medications can contribute to effective treatment. Frequently voiced philosophical, ethical, and legal concerns regarding biological factors and drug treatments for young people are discussed, along with the risks and benefits of drug therapies. Generally offered in Winter Quarter. Required for students in MFT Child Studies Specialization; may be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.
PSY 533C. Cognitive/Behavioral Techniques in the Therapeutic Setting. 1 Unit.
PSY 533D. Contemporary Neuro-Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 533E. Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Therapy. 3 Units.
PSY 533F. Classical Mindfulness and Its Clinical Application for Anxiety Disorders I. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 533G. Classical Mindfulness and Its Clinical Application for Anxiety Disorders II. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 533H. Case Consultation: Cultural Diversity, LGBT -- And Everyone Else: A Third-Wave CBT Approach. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 533J. Classical Mindfulness-Based Integrative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders <SDP>. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 533K. Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 533L. Introduction to Classical Mindfulness- Based Cbt for the Treatment of Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 533M. Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP): An Evidence-Based Treatment for Young Children (CS). 1 Unit.
PSY 533P. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 2-3 Unit.
This course surveys Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) theory, a therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan. In addition to underlying theoretical principles, emphasis is given to application, including the core modules such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. The history and development of DBT will be surveyed, including contributions made by Marsha Linehan, as well as how to treat diverse populations, including Borderline Personality Disorder, using this approach.
PSY 534. Why Are Some Patients Able to Change?. 2 Units.
PSY 535. Systems Theories and the Family. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents an introduction to systems thinking, with emphasis on using the systems perspective in understanding family issues and working with families in clinical practice. The approaches of leading family therapists are explored, including observation of their work on videotape and examining their understanding of family interaction patterns. Students preparing for clinical practice are encouraged to consider applications to individual and family therapy; students preparing for applied community psychology careers are encouraged to consider applications to organizations and larger systems. This course is required for all MAP students.
PSY 535A. Theories of MFCC I. 3 Units.
This course presents an introduction to therapeutic and clinical principles of family therapy and marriage counseling. The work of leading family therapists is explored, including observation of their work on videotape and examining their understanding of family interaction patterns. Required for MFCC track.
PSY 535B. Theories and Application of MFCC II. 3 Units.
This course continues study of the family systems approach to psychotherapy including theory, techniques with various typical family problems and family dynamics, and the development of the student's own competence as a therapist. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 535C. Treatment of Families. 2-3 Unit.
This course considers practical and theoretical issues in the treatment of families with an emphasis on family systems approaches. The instructor may focus on one or more family-systems theory, considering family dynamics, techniques with typical family problems, varieties of families, and development of the student's own competence as a therapist. Prerequisite: PSY 535. This course may be elected to partly fulfill the Clinical Skill Development requirement in the MFT Concentration.
PSY 535D. Adoption: Clinical Issues and Treatment. 1-2 Unit.
Students develop an overview of the lifelong clinical issues in adoption for all adoption triad members- the bioparent, adoptive parent and the adopted person. Critical themes and developmental milestones particularly associated with adoption are explored. Students identify and address the needs unique in adoption, develop strategies for intervention and treatment to assist all those touched by adoption.
PSY 535E. The Lifelong Impact of Adoption. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 535F. Creative Family Therapy for Children. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 535G. Foster Care and Adoption: Trends and Practice. 1 Unit.
This workshop focuses on current trends and practices in the foster care and adoption system in California. The workshop addresses how youth enter into the foster care system, as well as the differences between reunification plans versus long-term placement versus the adoption plan process. The impact of multiple placements on children and adolescents in the foster care system will be discussed as well as special needs children and transracial adoptions. Included will be strategies for working in clinical settings with children and adolescents who are in the foster care system and/or have been adopted; foster parents, and adoptive parents.
PSY 535H. Strengthening the Family. 1 Unit.
PSY 535J. Understanding Clinical Aspects of. 1 Unit.
PSY 535K. Advanced Family Systems. 2 Units.
PSY 535M. Systems Theory & the Family II. 2 Units.
This course will focus on case conceptualization, assessment and treatment of individuals, couples and the family utilization systems theory. Through lecture, discussion, in class experiences and the assigned tasks, students will be asked to broaden their systemic view to include the larger community and cultural social systems. Particular focus will be on the students? increasing awareness of their own position in society and the impact of their the work with client families. Students will also be exposed to diverse diagnostic issues as it may appear in a diverse population.
PSY 535T. Systems Theories and the Family II. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 536A. Research and Professional Writing. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an orientation to research methodology for the clinician, focusing on developing competence for using and understanding professional literature throughout a clinical career. Computer access to library resources is demonstrated. The course focuses on basic concepts for research in psychology, the meaning of common statistical procedures, critical thinking about research designs and conclusions, and identifying biases in psychological research. Each student evaluates clinical research studies reported in psychological journals; participates in the design of research on a subject of interest; and prepares a brief review of professional literature on a societally-focused topic in psychology, demonstrating mastery of American Psychological Association format. Required for all MAP students. Students should take this course in the second or third quarter of study.
PSY 536B. Research Design and Methodology. 4 Units.
PSY 536C. Don't Believe Everything You Know: Famous Psychological Experiments of the 20th Century. 2 Units.
PSY 536D. Research for Mental Health Professionals. 3 Units.
PSY 536M. Research Methodology II. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 536N. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. 4 Units.
PSY 537. Principles of Learning Theory. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 539. Psychopharmacology for Therapists. 2 Units.
PSY 539A. Psychopharmacology for Therapists. 2 Units.
PSY 539B. Psychopharmacology Workshop. 1 Unit.
This workshop covers what every therapist should know about referring a patient for medical consultation, what to expect from consulting psychopharmacologists and how to insure that both therapist and patient get what they need from the consultation. Attention is given to the politics and economics of the pharmaceutical industry and a review of the diagnostic criteria for all DSM-IV disorders treatable with medication (including a listing of these medications, their therapeutic dosage ranges and side effects).
PSY 539C. Child Psychopharmacology. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 539D. Psychopharmacology. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides an orientation to current approaches to drug therapies for a variety of psychological problems. Topics include medications generally in use; criteria for referring patients for psychopharmacological evaluation; issues related to medication: effective cooperation with other professionals; cultural and interpersonal issues; and how and when medications can contribute to effective treatment. Frequently voiced philosophical, ethical, and legal concerns regarding biological factors and drug treatment are discussed, along with the risks and benefits of drug therapies. Required for MFT students; open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 541.
PSY 539F. The Science of Psychopharmacology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 540A. Process of Psychotherapy I. 2 Units.
This course studies human communication through studying the initial phases of psychotherapy and counseling with individuals. Goals of therapy, initial contact, gaining rapport, resistance, and the role of client-therapist communication are topics of study. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 540B. Process of Psychotherapy II. 2 Units.
The course provides further study of human communication principles through an examination of the middle and later phases of psychotherapy and counseling with individuals. Topics covered include character problems, transference, and countertransference, assessing gains and termination. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 540C. Process of Interpersonal Psychotherapy II. 2-3 Unit.
This course assists students in deepening their understanding of the process of interpersonal therapy and in developing skills in forming therapeutic relationships, dealing with resistance, deepening clients' expressions of feeling, responding to transference and counter transference, and handling termination of the therapy relationship. Prerequisite: PSY 501A. This course may be elected to partly fulfill the Clinical Skill Development requirement in the MFT Concentration.
PSY 541. Assessment and Treatment Planning. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides a critical examination of topics in psychopathology and abnormal psychology, including discussion of criteria for mental health and illness, philosophy and use of the DSM IV, and differential diagnosis of cases. Students consider cultural and gender bias and assessment of clients' problems in cultural context, and are introduced to the process of preparing treatment plans. This course is required for the MFT Concentration, and is a prerequisite for entering clinical training.
PSY 541A. Psychopathology I. 3 Units.
This course provides a critical examination of topics in psychopathology and abnormal psychology, including discussion of criteria for mental health and illness, philosophy and use of the DSM-IV, and differential diagnosis of cases. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 541B. Psychopathology II. 2 Units.
This course provides continued application of the principles of psychopathology, including an in-depth exploration of major diagnostic classifications, intake interviewing for purposes of differential diagnosis, and clinical treatment approaches, transference, and countertransference problems within each classification. Students learn to make oral case presentations.
PSY 541C. Abnormal Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 541D. Documentation Basics: How to Write an Effective Treatment Case Note. 1 Unit.
PSY 541E. Assesment of Psychopathology & Treatment Planning. 3 Units.
PSY 541F. Assesment of Psychopathology (90). 3 Units.
PSY 541G. Psychopathology & Treatment Planning(90). 3 Units.
PSY 542. Psychological Testing. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to methods of psychological assessment in social, cultural and interpersonal contexts. A broad range of tests in use today are surveyed, considering uses, strengths, weaknesses and cultural biases. Students learn to make effective referrals for psychological evaluations, to evaluate assessment reports critically, and to work with clients using test findings. Students may have the opportunity to take and to administer some frequently used tests. There is a testing materials fee for this class. See tuition and fees section for details. It is strongly recommended that students take this course towards the end of their program, preferably after having completed Personality I and Research Methods.
PSY 542A. Psychodiagnostic Testing I. 4 Units.
This course considers the use of psychological testing and surveys the rationale for and construction of intelligence and personality tests including objective and projective techniques. Students learn to administer, score, and interpret the WISC-R, WAIS-R, Bender-Gestalt, TAT, DAP, Sentence Completion, MMPI, and Rorschach tests at a beginning level, through administering test batteries and writing test reporters. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 542C. How to Read and Understand Psychological Tests. 2 Units.
PSY 543. Child Development. 3 Units.
This course provides a survey of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural factors in the development of the healthy person from birth to adolescence. Attention is given to selected contemporary issues in child development and to theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Kohlberg, and others. Required for all students.
PSY 543A. Child Studies Orientation <cs>. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 543B. Applied Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
This research-oriented course examines five topics central in current theory and practice in child development-cognitive development, attachment, emotional development, and the development of social and moral relationships. Although structural-developmental psychology is emphasized; ideas and research from a variety of disciplines are studied, including social psychology, education, culture studies, philosophy, economics, and political science. students also carry out mini-research projects in the five topic areas.
PSY 543C. Child and Adolescent Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course provides a survey of physical, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural factors in the development of the healthy person from birth thru adolescence. Attention is given to selected contemporary issues in child and adolescent development, to theories of Freud, Erikson, Piaget and others, and to cultural and gender issues in development. Learning includes direct observation of children and adolescents. This is the gateway course for the Child Studies Specialization. Required for all MAP students.
PSY 543E. Infant to Child Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 543F. Sociology of Childhood: Class, Education And Constructions of Difference. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 543G. ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Effects on Individuals and Families. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop gives students an overview of symptoms, assessment and diagnosis of ADHD and other Learning Disabilities, as well as effects on the lives of individuals with these disorders and their families. In addition, students learn some of the basic interventions commonly used for these disorders. Laws related to ADHD and Learning Disabilities in education and the workplace are also covered. Lecture, discussion, video, reading and research assignment modalities are used in the course, in addition to a written assignment.
PSY 543H. Cross-Cultural Infant Observation. 2-3 Unit.
In this class, students learn about the sociocultural matrix of infant development through sensitive, structured observation of a primary caretaker-infant pair over time, with ongoing class discussion of observations and of the process of observation. Cultural universals and cultural variability are considered in terms of students' observations of societal/parental expectations, feeding, sleeping arrangements, attachment, separation, interaction, crying, playing, and risk. The physical development of the infant, emotional and cognitive development and the student's own experience is investigated. Generally offered in Spring and Fall Quarters. Required for students in MFT Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.
PSY 543J. Infant Pediatrics: Infant Mental Health. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop focuses on four broad areas of infant mental health: the context of infant mental health; risk conditions and protective factors; disorders of infancy; and interventions with infants and families. The optimal development of infants and toddlers within the context of nurturing relationships is discussed, with reference to issues of diversity and culture.
PSY 543K. Critical Perspectives in Child Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 543L. School and Community Based Interventions With Elementary Age Children. 1 Unit.
PSY 543M. Piaget: Theories and the Theorist. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 543N. Building the Bridge: Working with Children and Adolescents. 1 Unit.
PSY 543Q. Language Acquisition: Development and Theories. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 543R. Educational Intervention and Advocacy: The Role As a Mental Health Professional. 1 Unit.
PSY 543S. Behavioral Interventions With Children And Adolescents. 1 Unit.
PSY 543T. ADHD Comorbidites Across the Lifespan. 1 Unit.
PSY 543V. Cross-Cultural Child Development. 3 Units.
PSY 543W. Creative Interventions with Children: Looking Outside the Box <CS>. 1 Unit.
PSY 543X. Eco-Psychology: the Environment and Mental Health. 3 Units.
PSY 543Y. Working With Adolescents: How to Process And Treat Adolescents' Issues. 1 Unit.
PSY 544. Adult Development. 3 Units.
This course focuses on developmental issues and stages in normal adult life with attention to the theories of Levinson, Jung, Erikson, Gould and others. Topics include sex differences, internal and external influences on development, spirituality, aging, death and dying. Required for all students.
PSY 544A. Psychology of Aging. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 544C. Adult Development through Late Life. 3-4 Unit.
This course focuses on the course of adult development from early adulthood through late life, with special attention to how development issues and stages are experienced by persons in different cultural groups, generational cohorts, and genders. The theories of Levinson, Jung, Erikson, and object relations are emphasized, as well as such topics as internal and external influences on development, spirituality, death and dying, and the use of adult developmental perspectives in clinical work.
PSY 544D. Philosophical and Psychological Issues Of Adult Development. 4-5 Unit.
PSY 544E. Getting Older: Aging in Our Society. 1 Unit.
PSY 544F. Aging and Long-Term Care. 2 Units.
In this course issues for aging individuals in contemporary society are considered in biopsychosocial perspective. Topics include cultural differences, relationship issues, spiritual themes, physical challenges, caregiving and longterm care, psychodiagnostic considerations, community resources and family dynamics. Students are encouraged to consider their own issues and feelings in dealing with older people in therapy and/or community work. Required for MFT concentration, open to others; offered all-day on two Fridays or two Sundays.
PSY 544G. Adult Psychological and Spiritual Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 544H. Adult Levels of Psycho-Sexual Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 544J. The Psychology of Aging Viewed Through The Literary Lens. 1 Unit.
PSY 544K. Contemporary Issues of Aging. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 544L. The Myths of Aging. 1 Unit.
PSY 544M. The Aging Revolution. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 545. Society and the Individual. 3-4 Unit.
This first-quarter course provides an opportunity for students to explore the psychological effects - for self and others - of social dynamics including marginalization and privilege in relation to race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and physical difference. Students complete a cultural autobiography and consider psychotherapy as a social institution as well as power and powerlessness in society. Awareness work includes attention to group process in the classroom. The intention is to provide a foundation for effective and sensitive clinical and community work with persons different from self. Required for all MAP students in the first quarter of study. Passing this class is a prerequisite for advancing to the second quarter in the program.
PSY 545A. Community Psychology: Theories and Methods. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to the field of community psychology as preparation for work with communities on issues relevant to the diverse contemporary urban environments of Southern California. Emphasis is placed on the role of extra-individual processes (e.g., social settings, policies, laws) in understanding the social contexts which shape individual behavior. Students learn new paradigms (e.g., principles of ecology, prevention, power, and empowerment) for working with communities to promote a balance between personal, relational and collective wellbeing. Class members engage in reading and critical discussions on the role of values in their work as family therapists in the broader community. Students learn theory and skills that promote engagement of the broader community in assessing problems in the community and addressing them through ameliorative and transformative interventions. This is the gateway course for the ACP specialization. Required for all MFT students. This course is a prerequisite for all courses in the Applied Community Psychology (ACP) Specialization.
PSY 545AA. Compassion Fatigue: Taking Care While Taking Care. 1 Unit.
PSY 545B. A House Is Not a Home: Homelessness in Los Angeles. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 545BB. Wraparound: a Collaborative Mental Health Model Serving Children, Youth, And Families. 1 Unit.
PSY 545C. Psychology in the Community. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to the field of community psychology as preparation for work with communities on issues relevant to the diverse contemporary urban environments of Southern California. Emphasis is placed on the role of extra-individual processes in understanding the social contexts which shape individual behavior. Students learn new paradigms for working with communities to promote a balance between personal, relational and collective wellbeing. Class members engage in reading and critical discussions on the role of values in their work as family therapists in the broader community. Students learn theory and skills that promote engagement of the broader community in assessing problems in the community and addressing them through ameliorative and transformative interventions. Required for all MFT students.
PSY 545CC. Grantsmanship for Non-Profits. 3 Units.
PSY 545D. Community Consultation & Collaboration. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to the role of professional psychologists as consultants and collaborators with individuals, groups, organizations, and agencies providing services to a variety of communities and constituencies (social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, mental health service providers, schools, etc.). Topics include the role of consultants and their relationship to the consultee. The course will emphasize consultation skills with attention to all phases of the consultation process: entry, assessment, diagnosis, development, intervention, and termination. The course also focuses on community-based consultation efforts, with particular attention to issues of diversity, community and school settings. Prerequisite: PSY 545C. Required for students in Applied Community Psychology Specialization; open to others.
PSY 545DD. Empowerment in Community Practice. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 545E. Program Development and Evaluation. 3-4 Unit.
The central goal of the course is to introduce students to basic principles of program development and evaluation as practiced in mental health and community service settings addressing social problems. Emphasis is on practical considerations of what can and cannot be accomplished in real-world community settings with respect to design and implementation of evaluations and the use of evaluation findings in program development. Topics include: performing a needs assessment, developing program goals and program objectives, identifying resources and funding sources, assigning leadership tasks, implementation, evaluation and revision. Prerequisite: PSY 545C. Required for students in Applied Community Psychology Specialization; open to others.
PSY 545EE. Coalition Bldg in Community Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 545F. Prevention and Promotion. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to strategies, models, and methodologies used in the prevention of mental health and psychosocial problems and promotion of competence in individuals, families, and communities. The course emphasizes the importance of problem definition in the development of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies and examines how definition of problems guides the focus of prevention programming. Prevention strategies discussed include consultation, psychoeducational interventions, and empowerment. Attention is given to such issues as community violence, delinquency, adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS, with special attention given to needs of historically underserved and oppressed populations. Topics include: defining social problems targeted for prevention; origins, rationale, and need for prevention; fundamental concepts and models of prevention; the social context of prevention; prevention strategies and exemplary programs across the lifespan; program evaluation; and empowerment, community mobilization, self efficacy, and social change. Prerequisite: PSY 545C. Required for students in Applied Community Psychology Specialization; open to others.
PSY 545FF. Introduction to Liberation Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 545G. A Natural Partnership: Mental Health Consultants and Religious Organizations. 1 Unit.
PSY 545GG. Qualitative Interviewing <ACP. 1 Unit.
PSY 545H. From NIMBY-ism to Neighborhood Empowerment. 1 Unit.
PSY 545HH. Creating Radical Change: Understanding Systems Thinking & the Dynamics Involved In Systems Change. 1 Unit.
PSY 545J. Social Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 545JJ. Social Justice Advocacy Skills. 2 Units.
PSY 545K. Community-Based Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families. 1 Unit.
PSY 545KK. Liberation Psychology: Intercultural Depth Psychology & Trauma Theory (ACP). 3 Units.
Psychologies of Liberation have developed on every continent in recent decades to address the aftermath of violence, especially forms of physical and psychological abuse that have affected whole populations as in racial oppression, violence against women, homophobia, state terror, and genocide. The wounds of such violence have begun to be theorized as a form of collective trauma within these psychologies which link trauma theory with depth psychologies and community social justice activism. This course will present in historical context some of the analyses, literatures, and films that have emerged from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Germany, Vietnam, and the United States on these topics. We will explore the symptoms of traumatic experience and the difficulties of memorializing such experiences through official histories and monuments as well as through resistant counter-memories and counter-monuments in environments where majorities erase the past through amnesia about historical events. Various projects of dialogue, reconciliation, and restoration will be analyzed, and community liberation arts projects will be explored. Finally, we will discern the outlines of new practices and theories emerging as liberation psychologies, questioning what aspects of our own understandings may have been shaped by a traumatic past. We will begin the course with an analysis of traumatic experiences in specific environments, drawing on film and literature to focus on symptoms and cultural effects of both physical and psychological violence. In the middle weeks of the course we will sort through the outcomes of violence for victims as well as for perpetrators, bystanders, and witnesses, and we will trace their performances in historic attempts at dialogue, reconciliation, or denial. Finally, in the last several weeks we will explore the theories and methodologies, as well as innovative aesthetics and ethics that have developed as liberation psychologies, evolving in communities to promote collaborative forms of art, dialogue, and research that break with the status quo and develop new solidarities for social transformation.
PSY 545M. Seeing the Glass Half Full: Grassroots Community Organizing. 1 Unit.
PSY 545N. Urban Provocations I: Angst Or Anticipation. 2 Units.
PSY 545P. Powerlessness, Power and Empowerment. 1 Unit.
PSY 545Q. Seeing the Glass Half Full: Asset-Based Community Development. 2 Units.
PSY 545R. Power, Empowerment and Community Practice. 2 Units.
PSY 545S. Community Outreach Events. 1 Unit.
PSY 545T. A Season of Non-Violence: An Exploration of the Works of Gandhi, Rustin, and King Through Documentary Film. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 545U. Community Organizing <ACP>. 1 Unit.
PSY 545W. Community Coalition Bldg. 3 Units.
PSY 545X. The California Mental Health Services Act: Implications for Clinical Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 545Y. Home-Based Mental Health Service Delivery: It's Not About an Office With A Ficus Plant Anymore. 1 Unit.
PSY 545Z. Mental Health Paradigm in Action: 21st Century Recovery Model <ACP>. 2 Units.
PSY 546. Multicultural Counseling. 3 Units.
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of counseling members and practice of counseling members of various ethnic groups-in particular African-Americans, Hispanic- and Asian-Americans. Topics include cultural norms and values, problems of communication and rapport, therapists' unaware biases, and special clinical issues. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 546B. Multicultural Counseling Assessment & Interventions. 3 Units.
This course is designed to provide students with advanced counseling skills necessary in working with diverse individuals, groups, and families. Students will learn how to select and apply culturally relevant interventions with persons representing multiple, and intersecting, diverse backgrounds including race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic status, age, ability, religion, and spirituality. Culturally relevant models of counseling theory and practice will be explored to enhance student clinical conceptualizations and treatment interventions. Student acquisition of knowledge and skills will be facilitated through course material and experiential activities (in-class practice of skills).
PSY 546D. The Psychology of Disability and Chronic Illness. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 546E. Counseling Clients With Disabilities and Chronic Illness. 2-3 Unit.
Twenty percent of Americans live with some kind of disabling condition that can cause profound physical, mental, financial and spiritual losses. Counselors need knowledge and special sensitivity to provide assistance to people facing disabilities and chronic illnesses from multiple sclerosis to heart disease. This course presents a comprehensive psychosocial and clinical overview of what counselors need to know to help such clients cope with physical limitations, access social services and entitlement programs, build self-esteem and self-respect and create full and productive lives.
PSY 546F. What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability. 1 Unit.
PSY 546G. Management in the Multicultural. 3 Units.
PSY 546H. Psychotherapy As Liberation & Social Transformation: a Diversity Workshop. 1 Unit.
PSY 547. Human Sexuality. 3-4 Unit.
Human sexual anatomy and response, sex roles, homosexual and heterosexual behavior, female and male sexual dysfunction and contemporary clinical treatment methods for sexual problems are studied in this class. There is consistent focus on students' own beliefs, attitudes and feelings, and examination of sexual mores, ethical issues, and sociocultural issues such as heteronormativity, homophobia and gender bias. Required for MFT Concentration, open to others. This is the gateway course for the LGBT specialization.
PSY 547A. Child and Adolescent Sexuality. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 547B. Clinical Applications of "the Sexual Crucible. 1 Unit.
PSY 547C. Humor and Healing. 1 Unit.
PSY 547D. Sexual Minorities: a Survey of Angeleno Subcultures. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 548. Professional Ethics and the Law. 3-4 Unit.
This class provides an overview of legal and ethical issues associated with practice as a psychotherapist, counselor or psychological researcher, including latest laws, court decisions and regulations. Topics include confidentiality, child abuse reporting, record keeping, patients' rights, scope of practice, "duty to warn" and special ethical issues in treating children. Required for MFT Concentration. A prerequisite for entering clinical training.
PSY 548L. Professional Ethics and the Law II. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 549. Contemporary Family Issues. 3-4 Unit.
This class introduces students to selected issues of contemporary family life as a foundation for work with diverse individuals and families as a marriage and family therapist. Domestic violence is surveyed, including child, partner, elder, and sexual abuse, with emphasis on prevalence, detection, prevention and treatment. Skills needed for effective parenting are presented, will focus on use of this information in therapy. Other topics include family finance, forms of family life, HIV-AIDS and the family, and the effects of social and economic factors of family life. Required for MFT Concentration.
PSY 549A. Urban Families: Contemporary Issues. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 550. Chemical Dependency and Psychopharmacology. 3-4 Unit.
This class begins with an overview of physical mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology, as a foundation for understanding drugs used as adjuncts to therapy, as well as alcohol and other chemical dependency phenomena. Further topics include medical aspects and major treatment approaches for alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, including evaluation, theories of etiology, legal aspects, at-risk populations, prevention of substance abuse, and community resources for assessment, treatment, and follow-up for the abuser and family. This course or 550A is required for MFCC Concentration. Students entering before 1/98 may use this course to meet the 550A requirement, but may not take both 550 and 550A.
PSY 550A. Substance Abuse I. 3 Units.
This class considers definition, medical aspects and major treatment approaches for alcoholism and other chemical dependencies, including evaluation, theories of etiology, legal aspects, at-risk populations, education concerning prevention of substance abuse, and community resources for assessment, treatment, and follow- up for the abuser and family. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 550B. Assessment & Treatment of Addictive Disorders. 3 Units.
This course examines conditions in self and society associated with the use and abuse of addictive substances, particularly alcohol and drugs, and explores a variety of traditional and nontraditional approaches and models for treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependency. Further topics include medical aspects, evaluation, theories of etiology, legal issues, prevention, and follow-up for the abuser and family. Some attention will be given to family issues of substance abuse, and to addictive issues related to work, gambling, eating and sexuality. Required for the MFT Concentration.
PSY 550C. Chemical Dependency. 3-4 Unit.
This course examines conditions in self and society associated with the use and abuse of addictive substances, particularly alcohol and drugs, and explores a variety of traditional and nontraditional approaches and models for treatment of alcoholism and chemical dependency. Further topics include medical aspects, evaluation, theories of etiology, legal issues, prevention, and follow-up for the abuser and family. Some attention will be given to family issues of substance abuse, and to addictive issues related to work, gambling, eating and sexuality. Required for the MFT Concentration.
PSY 550D. Chemical Dependency and Solution-Focused Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 550F. Prevention & Treatment of Relapse From Addictive Disorders. 1 Unit.
This workshop will examine the bio-psycho-social aspects of the relapse (a return to chronic use after a period of abstinence or significantly reduced use) process. The student will be introduced to the concept of withdrawal, post acute withdrawal and craving from both a biological, psychological and systemic perspective. Students will learn to assess the client's specific diagnostic, and social vulnerabilities to relapse as presented at various stages of recovery and to create an appropriate prevention strategy. Students will also learn how to treat clients who currently are experiencing relapse in order to strength their recovery. Students will be exposed to various evidenced based modalities of treatment and prevention of relapse including: medical interventions, psycho educational and cognitive behavioral approaches, as well as systems and experiential techniques (mindfulness).
PSY 551. Group Process and Group Psychotherapy. 2 Units.
This course includes theory and experiential work on group process with particular attention to group psychotherapy. Readings and participation in a simulated therapy group are included, with a study of leadership, boundary issues, and groups for different population.
PSY 551A. Group Treatment Methods I. 3-4 Unit.
This course includes theory and experiential work on group psychotherapy, with particular emphasis on skills for leading different kinds of therapy groups. Participation in a classroom therapy group as member and/or leader is included, with study of group formation, norms, leadership, boundary issues, and groups for different populations. Prerequisite: PSY 501 Required for MFT Concentration.
PSY 551B. Group Treatment Methods II. 2-3 Unit.
The major goal of this course is to explore in depth the essential issues of group treatment and facilitation. Students will strengthen core clinical skills through participation in class discussions, through observation, participation and/or leadership of the demonstration group and through group supervision. There will be a particular focus on students' individual and interpersonal dynamics in response to the course material and process. Students will additionally explore issues related to forming a therapeutic alliance, working with client resistance, deepening client expressions of feeling, understanding transference and countertransference and handling termination of the therapeutic relationship.
PSY 551C. Small Group Process. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 552B. The Clinical Color of Money. 1 Unit.
PSY 552C. Money: Literal and Metaphorical Applications. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 553. Crisis Intervention. 2-3 Unit.
This course examines psychotherapeutic techniques utilized in crisis intervention and their application to situations encountered in clinical practice including suicide, family and interpersonal violence, survival of disasters and catastrophes, diagnosis of HIV and AIDS, and developmental crises of adult life. Students' knowledge and confidence in dealing with crises is strengthened through exploring specific clinical models of crisis intervention, and through exploration of their own experiences and attitudes toward crises and crisis resolution.
PSY 553A. Intervention After Exposure to Trauma. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 553B. Holistic Healing. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 553C. Urban Violence Traumatic Stress Syndrome (UVTS): Strategies for Educators and Clinicians. 1 Unit.
This interactive course explores the dynamics and impact of ongoing violence on children who live and attend school in war-like conditions. Psychoneurological and developmental effects are explored, as well as associated cognitive and emotional stress responses. Recommended treatment techniques, and best practices for schools are presented and discussed.
PSY 553D. Crisis Intervention Workshop. 1 Unit.
PSY 553E. Gangs and Gang Recovery. 1 Unit.
Participants in this workshop develop an understanding of the dynamics and\ culture of gang life and explore therapeutic issues that may be encountered in working with gangs, with gang members and/or with at-risk youth. The workshop is beneficial also to those who do not intend to work directly with these populations, but who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of issues of race, culture, and diversity as they are illuminated by looking at this growing subculture in our larger society.
PSY 553F. Preventing School Violence. 1 Unit.
This workshop will attempt to articulate the myths and realities of violence in schools within the United States. The workshop will explore the roles that verbal aggression, bullying and climates of disrespect among students, faculty, school administration and parents play in the etiology more severe acts of violence. Comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approaches to school violence prevention which takes into account differences in stages of individual development and the influences of social contexts, families, peer groups, schools, and neighborhoods will be presented and discussed.
PSY 553G. Children in War: Special Topics in Psychology. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 553H. Disaster Psychology: Acute Stress Management. 2 Units.
PSY 553J. Behavioral Management of Stress and Anger. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 554. Integrating the 12 Steps With Psychotherapy. 2 Units.
Students gain an experiential knowledge of the 12 Steps and an understanding of how the therapist can utilize this knowledge in the psychotherapeutic process with individuals participating in the 12 Steps programs. Each participant explores the 12 Step process in relationship to a variety of psychotherapeutic orientations.
PSY 554B. Clinical Applications of the 12 Steps. 1-2 Unit.
This workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the Twelve Steps as originated by Alcoholics Anonymous, resulting in the articulation of an integrative theory utilizing both psychotherapy and the Steps. Students gain a working knowledge of the Steps and how their process parallels a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities including existential, cognitive and psychodynamic. Students are introduced to an integrative theory suggesting how therapists can utilize this understanding in psychotherapeutic work. Prerequisite:PSY 501A.
PSY 554C. The Twelve Steps for Sex, Relationships, Food and Money. 2 Units.
Twelve-Step programs modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous have been established for a wide variety of addictions beyond alcohol and drugs, including problems with relationships, codependency, gambling, food, debts, and sexuality. This course begins with an all-day meeting focusing on underlying dynamics of these addictions, on Twelve Step programs in general, and on students' personal relationship to the subject matter. During the remainder of the quarter students' visit a number of Twelve-Step meetings, write about their learning in an online conference, and do reading/writing on one or more program of choice. A goal is to promote personal awareness and to provide useful insight for work with clients with related issues.
PSY 555. Gestalt Theory and Therapy. 2-3 Unit.
Basic principles of Frederick Perls' Gestalt therapy are learned through lectures, readings, and experiential work as client, therapist, and observer of the client-therapist dyad.
PSY 555A. Jungian Psychology. 3 Units.
PSY 555B. Introduction to Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. 1 Unit.
This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with Gestalt Therapy concepts and their application in clinical practice, as well as to provide students with direct experience of Gestalt work. Methodologies include theory lectures, experiential exercises, clinical demonstrations, role play and class discussion. Participants learn about the historical context of Gestalt Therapy and its theoretical foundation, and explore integration of the theory in clinical work through exercises and demonstrations.
PSY 555C. Gestalt: Phenomenological Theory And Therapy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 555D. Introduction to Relational Gestalt Theory and Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 556A. Personality Disorders I. 2 Units.
PSY 556B. Personality Disorders II. 2 Units.
PSY 556C. Treating Narcissistic Clients. 2 Units.
PSY 556D. Treating Borderline Clients. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 557. Irresistible Communication: Understanding Hypnotic Suggestion. 1 Unit.
PSY 558. Jungian Psychology (SDP). 2 Units.
This course presents the theory and practice of Jungian Psychology and explores the application of basic Jungian concepts in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the encounter with the unconscious with a focus on the students' own experience as well as on mediation of unconscious processes within the therapeutic relationship. Prerequisite: PSY 531A.
PSY 558A. Jungian Theory and Techniques: Special Topics in Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 558B. Spiritual Psychologies and Psychotherapy. 2-3 Unit.
Both Buddhist and Sufi spiritual traditions offer paths for personal transformation. This class offers an opportunity to work together; exploring how these spiritual understandings of the person and the change process can come together with psychological work. A signifiant goal of this course is to support each student on his or her personal path toward the integration of psychology and spirituality. Some knowledge of psychodynamic theory is helpful but not essential. The class should be of interest to long-term mediators as well as interested students without prior experience in spiritual practice.
PSY 558C. Further Studies in Spiritual Psychology. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 558D. Taking the Red Pill: Theory and Practice of Jungian Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 558E. Kohlberg and the Tibetan Dali Lama: the Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 558F. Psychotherapy and Spiritual Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 558G. Myth and the Popular Culture. 1 Unit.
PSY 558H. Spiritual Practice and Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 558J. Mindfulness Skills for Psychotherapists: The Practice of Being Present. 1 Unit.
PSY 558K. An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Issues in Clinical Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 558L. Psychology of Love As a Path to Wholeness. 3 Units.
PSY 558M. Spiritual Psychology and Spiritual Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 558N. Myth and the Psyche. 3 Units.
PSY 558Q. Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. 1 Unit.
Addictions - whether to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or other behaviors - often stem from a desire to escape our current experience. By bringing awareness to this tendency, and by finding new ways to relate to our experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, we can step out of our habitual tendencies, and choose a more skillful response.
PSY 559. Self Psychology Theory and Therapy. 2 Units.
This course presents basic concepts of Self Psychology and reviews their application to short- and long- term psychotherapy. The emphasis is on the treatement of narcissistic and borderline personalities and on the use of the intersubjectivity of the therapeutic relationship. Prerequisites: PSY 501A and PSY 532A.
PSY 560A. The Bodyself: the Psychophysiology of Body-Mind Relationship. 2 Units.
PSY 560B. Understanding Psyche Through the Body. 1 Unit.
PSY 560D. Understanding the Bodyself: the Psychophysiology of the Body-Mind Relationship. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 560E. Somatic Psychology: Waking Up the Emotional Body. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 560F. Somatic Psychology: Body, Sexuality and Human Freedom. 2 Units.
PSY 561. Transpersonal Theory and Therapy. 2 Units.
This course explores spiritually oriented psychology from a variety of perspectives. Topics may include personality theories which acknowledge spiritual elements of the person; relationship between Western psychology and Eastern spiritual traditions; meditation and altered states of consciousness; mind-body-spirit relationships; intuitive and psychic knowing; transpersonal approaches to psychotherapy; and ethical issues in the field.
PSY 561A. Contemporary Perspectives on Transpersonal Psychology: Integrating Principles of Eastern Yogic Spirituality With Clinical Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 561B. Contemporary Perspectives on Transpersonal Psychology: Integrating Principles of Eastern Yogic Spirituality With Clinical Practice Part II <sdp>. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 563. Psychology of Women. 2 Units.
This course examines women's experience, development and position in society - considering the psychology of women in its own right and also in contrast to theories developed by and about men. With Jean Baker Miller's work as a foundation, the class also explores Carol Gilligan's ideas on women's moral development, Jungian perspectives, self-in-relation theory, lesbian issues, and a critique of developmental psychology as applied to women.
PSY 563A. Psychology of Women and Aging. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 563C. Narratives of Women's Lives. 2-3 Unit.
Through the lens of Narrative Re-authoring therapy, students explore the multi-storied lives of women, experimenting with ways to help clients retrieve their lives from problem-saturated narratives, including stories of abuse and eating disorders, among others. In order to help prospective clients to expand their choices, students gain practice in bringing forth alternative, liberating narratives of clients' lives.
PSY 563D. Narratives of Women's Lives Workshop. 1 Unit.
PSY 563E. Menopause: A Developmental Process. 1 Unit.
PSY 563F. Psychology of Women Through Literature and Film. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 563G. Women and Depression. 1 Unit.
PSY 563H. Women and Mental Disorders. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 564. Introduction to Brief Therapy. 2 Units.
This course articulates some of the basic processes, principles, and techniques of doing brief therapy with individual, child, couple, or family problems, integrating humanistic, systematic cognitive-behavioral, and solution-oriented therapies. The course explores how problems develop, how to create a therapeutic environment for change, how to intervene effectively, and how to present interventions in a way that will open a client to change.
PSY 564B. Solution-Oriented Therapies. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces participants to various briefer therapies that concentrate on exploring and developing clients' resources and possibilities rather than deficits or pathologies. The workshop draws on the work of de Shazer, White, and others, exploring both philosophical assumptions and techniques and methods through lecture, experiential exercises, and videotape presentations.
PSY 564C. Narrative Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 564D. Postmodern Therapies. 2-4 Unit.
Postmodernism has turned reality on its side by bringing the notion of objectivity into question. Three therapies have emerged that have attempted to work entirely within the realm of the subjective. They re-define the therapist's stance as one that is "non-expert" or "not-knowing." This course will examine Solution-focused, Narrative and Collaborative Language Systems therapies and how they represent a paradigm shift in the field.
PSY 564E. Introducing Narrative Therapy in Clinical Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 564F. Queer Counseling and Narrative Practice. 2 Units.
PSY 564G. LGBT Counseling: Post Modern Skills and Collaboration. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 564H. Narrative Therapy in Practice. 3-4 Unit.
Students will learn the underlying assumptions, the working principles, and the basic practices of engaging resource-oriented narrative therapy. This will be a highly interactive class with weekly discussion of readings, collaborative dyadic/group role-play and exercises, viewing of film and videod clinical work, and in-class instructor clinical interviews with students. Included in our studies will be narrative approaches to working with adults, children, couples, trauma, and addiction.
PSY 565. Existential Theory and Therapy. 3 Units.
This class provides an introduction to the theory and practice of existential psychotherapy. Issues of responsibility, death, isolation, freedom and meaninglessness are addressed, and strategies for psychotherapy with adults and couples are presented.
PSY 565A. Existentialism, Psychotherapy and Irvin Yalom. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 565B. Existential Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 565C. Existential Psychology: Roots, Therapy And Practice. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 566. Couples Counseling. 3-4 Unit.
This course presents a variety of perspectives on the theory and practice of psychotherapeutic work with married and unmarried couples, including family systems and other approaches and with attention to issues of sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture. Required for MFT Concentration. Prerequisite: PSY 535.
PSY 566B. Couples Counseling. 2-3 Unit.
This course presents a variety of perspectives on the theory and practice of psychotherapeutic work with married and unmarried couples, including family systems and other approaches, and with attention to issues of sexual orientation, ethnicity and culture.
PSY 567. Treatment of Children. 3 Units.
This class surveys theory and practice of therapeutic work with children and adolescents, including diagnosis, treatment planning, work with young people of different ages and backgrounds, comparative methods and legal/ethical considerations. Required for MFCC Track.
PSY 567A. Treatment of Children and Adolescents. 3-4 Unit.
This class surveys theory and practice of therapeutic work with children and adolescents, including diagnosis, treatment planning, work with young people of different ages and back-grounds, legal/ethical considerations, and treatment for a wide range of particular problems such as learning disabilities and adolescent substance abuse. This course is required for MFT Concentration. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.
PSY 567B. Introduction to Play Therapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 567C. Social Cognition: the Social-Psychological World of the Child. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 567E. Assessment and Treatment of Children. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 567F. Parental Support and Participation in Child Therapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 567G. Storytelling and Bibliotherapy With Children. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 567H. Ethnic Child Play Therapy. 1 Unit.
This workshop is designed to introduce students to a culturally based practice of play therapy. Students will become familiar with the stages of ethnic identity development and will also learn to develop ethnically and culturally sensitive hypotheses when working with children in play therapy. Students will explore personal bias and heighten self-awareness skills. Play therapy concepts including symbolism and metaphor will be explored within an ethnic context. Students will be introduced to an experiential play therapy model and learn to design a playroom and to implement interventions that promote healing and resolution of presenting issues.
PSY 567I. Structured Play Group Intervention for Children Diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to a structured playgroup/behavioral treatment approach for children with special needs (pervasive developmental disorders, but also behavioral problems or problems with social skills). Topics include stages of language and social development; assessment of children for potential participation; and implementation of the playgroup process, illustrated with videotaped examples. Behavioral intervention, visual strategies and sensory- based interventions will be discussed and illustrated.
PSY 567J. Treating Adolescents: Bridging Psychodynamic and Narrative Approaches. 1 Unit.
PSY 567K. Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Development. 4-5 Unit.
PSY 567L. The Sandtray in Therapy With Children And Adolescents. 1 Unit.
In this interactive workshop, participants experience the creative process of the sandtray, a healing intervention used with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups, to allow creative process to reveal itself in symbolism for an experience which brings forth healing. The workshop offers the opportunity to develop clinical skills with sandtray as a diagnostic tool or a healing intervention, while exploring symbolism and metaphors which drive the creative process. The workshop begins with a focus on theoretical and conceptual issues, then moves into experiential work providing hands-on experience with the sandtray. Elective for CS Specialization; open to others if space available.
PSY 567M. Working With Resistance in the Treatment Of Children and Families. 1 Unit.
PSY 567N. Case Consultation Seminar. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 567P. Working With Juvenile Offenders: Treatment Implications and Interventions <CS>. 1 Unit.
PSY 567Q. Psyche, Symbol & Transformation: Earnest Play With Intuition. 1 Unit.
PSY 567R. Early Attachment Between Parent & Child: How the "secure Enough Self" Is Formed In Intersubjective Relationship (or Not). 1 Unit.
PSY 567S. Play Therapy Interventions. 1 Unit.
PSY 567T. Treatment of Children & Adolescents. 2 Units.
Course provides students with the foundations of the developmental and attachment theories and clinical practice when working with children and adolescents. Students will learn clinical interventions related to the beginning, middle and end stages of treatment, including art therapy techniques when working with families, individuals, adolescents and children in multiple settings. Students are expected to build upon previous knowledge of children's developmental stages so that they familiarize themselves with representations of normative development. Attachment theory related to the treatment of children is presented through lecture, class experiential and role-playing. Treatment guidelines and clinical interventions for specialized treatment issues such as trauma, abuse, severe mental health disorders and disabilities that integrate the art into clinical treatment are highlighted.
PSY 568. Treatment of Adolescents. 2 Units.
PSY 568A. Child Advocacy and Social Policy. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores fundamental tenets of child advocacy and social policy. As a professional discipline, child advocacy fosters children's access to resources, power and education within society. Scholarly studies are examined on a broad range of societal issues related to the healthy development and education of children in society. Topics may include ethnic violence, drugs, poverty, the juvenile justice system, health and mental health care, and child abuse. The class is designed to assist students in building an ongoing professional commitment to advocating for the welfare and rights of children in society. Offered in Fall Quarter only. Required for students in Child Studies Specialization; may also be open to others. Prerequisite: PSY 543C.
PSY 568B. Adolescent Assessment and Treatment Planning. 1 Unit.
PSY 568C. Group Counseling for Adolescents. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 568D. Adolescence: Developmental and Critical Issues. 2 Units.
This workshop examines the developmental process of adolescence from psychological, psychoanalytic and sociological perspectives. Through readings, lectures, role-play and self-dramatization students look at adolescent identity formation and potential for developing psychopathological behaviors during this process, as well as a variety of theoretical and clinical issues related to adolescent development and treatment.
PSY 568E. Issues of Gay/Lesbian Youth. 1 Unit.
This workshop addresses the mental health concerns of gay and lesbian youth. Students are given an introduction to the needs and experiences of lesbian and gay youths. Clinical issues considered include homophobia, sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS, and suicidality. Gay and lesbian youth speakers offer an opportunity to understand and discuss current issues from the youths' perspective.
PSY 568F. The Adolescent in Society. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 568G. Clinical Interventions with Adolescents in Groups. 2-3 Unit.
Group psychotherapy for adolescents is a specific clinical modality in which the adolescent is helped to define his/her identity- the major task of adolescent development. This 2 unit elective covers a variety of issues that arise with this clinical intervention. These include indications and contraindications for adolescent group, issues of composition selection and types of groups; group therapy as a prime modality or as adjust to individual or family treatment. Issues of confidentiality, group rules and structure are reviewed. Special attention is given to group leadership, transference and countertransference.
PSY 568H. Sexual Identity Issues in Adolescence. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 568J. Adolescent Suicidality. 1 Unit.
This one-day workshop examines theoretical perspectives and clinical concerns regarding the suicidal adolescent. Therapist countertransference, the psychotherapy process, community resources, and particular study of suicidal issues for gay and lesbian adolescents will be explored through readings, lecture, video clips, case vignettes, and discussion.
PSY 568L. Treating Adolescents: Coping With Emerging Identity, Angst and Acne. 1 Unit.
PSY 568M. Multicultural Gay Male, Lesbian, Transgendered Youth. 1 Unit.
PSY 568N. Gay and Lesbian Development of Self. 1 Unit.
PSY 568P. Problem Behaviors Among Adolescents. 1 Unit.
PSY 568Q. Working Affirmatively with LGBT Youth: an Interactive Approach. 1 Unit.
PSY 568R. LGBT Youth: Addressing Issues of LGBT Questioning Youth With Parents, Educators and Students <lgbt>. 1 Unit.
PSY 568S. Developmental Outcomes of Trauma and Maltreatment. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 568T. Identifying and Treating Suicidal Youth. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 568U. LGBTQ Youth Development: Conceptualization & Intervention Skills. 1 Unit.
PSY 569. Parenting Paradigm: Parenting Skills Designed for Therapists. 1 Unit.
PSY 572A. Treatment Issues in Domestic Violence. 1 Unit.
PSY 572B. Child Abuse: Social Policy and Clinical Interventions. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces concepts and tools for working with individuals and couples around relationship conflct and potential or actual violence. Issues for therapists including their awareness of their own fear and hopelessness, skill levels, and perceived limitations in dealing with conflicts are discussed. Ethics and legal issues for therapists are explored as well.
PSY 572C. Family Dynamics of Domestic Violence. 1 Unit.
This workshop examines the essential issues of domestic violence including dynamics related to child abuse, family generational patterns, and multigenerational implications. Students' knowledge and confidence is strengthened through the instruction of key elements of the cycle of domestic violence. This seminar also includes discussion of multicultural implications, personal attitudes and experiences to assist students' development and competence as a clinician.
PSY 572D. Violence and Its Impact on Victims. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 572E. Understanding the Traumatized Child. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 572F. Domestic Violence: Overview and Clinical Considerations. 1 Unit.
PSY 572G. Spousal Abuse and Domestic Violence. 2-3 Unit.
Essential issues of domestic violence are considered in this course, including dynamics related to spousal, child and elder abuse, family issues and multigenerational patterns. Students' knowledge and confidence are strengthened through examination of the cycle of domestic violence. Also included are applications for gay and lesbian couples, and review of students' personal attitudes and experiences, as a contribution to future clinical competence. Required for all MFT students; offered all day on two Fridays or two Sundays.
PSY 572H. Treating Internalized Homophobia in Relationships: LGBT Approaches to Domestic Violence. 2 Units.
PSY 572J. Exposure to Community Violence: Effects On Children and Adolescents. 1 Unit.
PSY 572K. Domestic Violence and Children. 1 Unit.
PSY 572L. Intimate Partner Abuse, Domestic Violence and Lgbt. 2 Units.
PSY 572M. Trauma & Its Aftermath: Evidence Based Treatment of Traumatized Children and Adolescents. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 572N. Affirmative Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence. 2 Units.
PSY 572P. Domestic Violence: Child, Intimate Partner, and Elder. 3 Units.
This hybrid course has been designed to foster a grounded and well-informed understanding of the individual and inter-generational effects of domestic violence in children, intimate relationships, and the elderly and to equip mental health professionals to recognize, assess, and effectively intervene in these cases. The course will begin by presenting a global perspective on violence and oppression and interventions being utilized around the world. It will then narrow the focus to issues specific to intimate partner, elder, and child abuse within the United States. There will be 2 full day class meetings along with four online learning modules, which consist of reading, viewing, researching, and responding. The course will conclude with a final paper of approximately 9-12 pages.
PSY 573. Introduction to Object Relations. 2 Units.
This course provides an overview of psychological development seen through the human need for relatedness to others. From an infant's first experiences with others through adulthood, the development of the seperate and unique individual is explored from an object relations psychoanalytic perspective. Readings include Winnicott, Bowlby, Klein, and Mahler. Prerequisite: PSY 531 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality.
PSY 573A. Introduction to Object Relations Theory. 2 Units.
This course provides an overview of psychological development seen through the human need for relatedness to others. From an infant's first experiences with others through adulthood, the development of the seperate and unique individual is explored from an object relations psychoanalytic perspective. Readings include Winnicott, Bowlby, Klein, and Mahler. Prerequisite: PSY 531 Psychoanalytic Theories of Personality.
PSY 573B. Object Relations: Couples and Family Therapy. 2 Units.
This course extends the application of object relations theory to marital and family therapy. It includes an historical review and comparative analysis of family systems and object relations family therapy. The course will emphasize the work of Klein, Winnicott, and David and Jill Scharff, and focus on the clinical application of theoretical concepts.
PSY 573C. Techniques of Object Relations Therapy. 2 Units.
This course focuses on the clinical application of Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory, emphasizing the work of Klein, Mahler, and Winnicott, and their influence on contemporary clinical practice. It is a "how to" course designed for students with some background in the theory of object relations or students with some experience working with clients.
PSY 573D. Clinical Applications of Winnicott's Thinking. 1 Unit.
PSY 573F. The Dynamics and Treatment of Borderline Disorders. 1 Unit.
PSY 573G. Attachment: in Theory and Practice. 2-3 Unit.
In this course, knowledge from the fields of attachment theory and infant development are brought together, to facilitate understanding of child development and psychotherapeutic interventions with both adults and children. The synthesis of these two perspectives is currently very influential in the field, for current psychoanalytic thinking and for a variety of practical issues such as foster care placement policy. Clinical topics addressed in the course include attachment, autonomy, symbiosis, trust, mastery, relationships, and the development of a healthy sense of self. Theorists include Bowlby, Main, Stern, Beebe and Emde, with cross-cultural research also emphasized. The focus is on material relevant in the psychotherapeutic encounter.
PSY 573K. Melanie Klein: Object Relations for Relational Therapies. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 573M. Object Relations in Clinical Practice. 2-3 Unit.
In this course, students will explore concepts and practices of object relations theory in clinical practice. Through reading, lecture, and group discussion, students will deepen their theoretical understanding of object relations theory. Through role play and group supervision, students will begin to apply those concepts to the clinical encounter. Particular attention will be given to the experience of listening for diagnostic and treatment information and to development of an approach to primitive conflicts that can be integrated with more relational clinical practice. In all aspects of the course, attention will be given to issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.
PSY 573N. Object Relations: Working Through the False Self Disorder. 1 Unit.
PSY 573P. Attachment: Theory and Clinical Application. 1 Unit.
PSY 573Q. Therapist Use of Self: Empathic Attunement in Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 573S. Introduction to Attachment Theory. 1 Unit.
Early attachments have a profound effect on the nature and quality of relationships throughout life. Secure attachments in infancy foster healthy relationships in adulthood, while insecure attachments, trauma and loss hinder the development of healthy relationships and may lead to emotional disorders. This workshop focuses on the development of early attachments and their effect on subsequent relationships, as well as clinical implications for effective treatment.
PSY 573T. Attachment and Affective Neuroscience Perspectives: Clinical Applications. 2 Units.
PSY 573TT. Psychoanalytic & Affective Neuroscience Theories of Affect. 1 Unit.
PSY 573V. Attachment & Repair in Adolescence and Through the Use of Play. 1 Unit.
PSY 573W. Making Melanie Klein Relevant: Accessing And Transforming Infantile States. 1 Unit.
PSY 573X. The Theory of Donald Woods Winnicott. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 573Y. Personality Development and Object Relations Theory. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 574. Psychology of Humor. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 574B. Psychology of Humor and Creativity: Liberating Functions of the Human Spirit. 2 Units.
PSY 574C. Humor, Creativity, and Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 575. Using Self Psychology in Working With Parents. 1 Unit.
PSY 575A. Psychoeducational Aspects of Parenting. 1-2 Unit.
In this applied workshop, a concentrated survey of psychoeducational approaches to parenting from infancy and toddlerhood through preadolescence is presented, with a review of contemporary theories and research in parenting. Study is infused with multicultural and socioeconomic perspectives, will all work subject to differing cultural, socioeconomic and public policy critiques.
PSY 575C. The Parenting Experience Across the Lifespan. 2 Units.
PSY 575D. Parent Education in Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 575E. Psychoeducational Groups and In-Service Training Development. 3-4 Unit.
This course introduces students to fundamental elements of designing and implementing psychoeducational programs for the general public and allied professionals (educators, social service agency personnel, etc.). The course emphasizes a hands-on approach, as each student develops a psychoeducational program or in-service training on a topic of his or her choice. Topics include: the fundamentals of group training, audience assessment, how to develop topics, how to generate effective handouts and audio-visual aids, presentation skills, and evaluation and assessment. Prerequisite: PSY 545C. Required for students in Applied Community Psychology Specialization; may be open to others.
PSY 575F. Parenting Perspectives: Philosophies, Strategies and Practices. 1 Unit.
PSY 575G. Psychological Aspects of Parenting. 3-4 Unit.
This course is designed to increase the student's understanding of the psychological basis underlying common parenting practices, broaden the student's knowledge of available parenting techniques, and make the student aware of parenting practices that are usually maladaptive or that intensify difficulties in the parent-child relationship. The concept of equifinality (that there are many different paths that will result in a healthy, functioning child) is stressed throughout the course.
PSY 576. Counseling Older Adults. 3-4 Unit.
Through class work and supervision of work with older clients, this course addresses fundamental aspects of conducting assessment and psychotherapy with older adults. Topics include therapists' issues in dealing with older adults, common problems older adults bring to therapy, adaptations to accommodate older clients, care giving, adult children of aging parents, minority elders and problems separately experienced by older woman and men. Students must be working therapeutically with at least one current client over the age of 55 throughout the quarter.
PSY 577. Dream Analysis. 1 Unit.
PSY 577B. Working With Dreams. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores dreams from Jungian and Gestalt perspectives in both an experiential and didactic format. Students explore their own dreams and learn how to use dreams as an integral part of their clinical practice.
PSY 577C. Dream Interpretation. 2 Units.
This course provides an introduction to the psychoanalytic psychology of dream formation and dream interpretation. Freud's original theories are explored as well as perspectives of Joan Riviere, Paula Heimann, and Melanie Klein. Students have the opportunity to hear and to present detailed examples of dream analyses in the context of ongoing treatment, in order to facilitate development of skills for working with dreams in the clinical setting. Students in the class are required to be currently seeing clients at a clinical training site.
PSY 577D. Dreams and the Primitive States of Mind. 1-2 Unit.
This course provides an introduction to the psychology of dream formation, dream interpretation, and the infantile unconscious. Freud's original theories as well as contemporary revisions and the works of Melanie Klein, Joan Riviere and others are explored. Excerpts from treatment hours are presented to illustrate specific issues and problems in dream interpretation. Class members have an opportunity to present clinical material.
PSY 577F. Dream Theatre: the Body Moving Into the Imaginal. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 577G. Jungian Dream Work. 1 Unit.
Carl Jung believed that dreams were meaningful expressions of the unconscious psyche-the source of creativity, memory, desires, and collective myth. This workshop provides students with an opportunity to explore the therapeutic value of Jungian dream work techniques. The intention is to support students in their creative process, psychological awareness, and personal growth. Each student is encouraged to gain an increased appreciation of creative uses of dream work for personal and clinical practice.
PSY 577H. Working With Dreams on Multiple Levels. 1 Unit.
This course is designed to teach students how to work with dreams from an individual process standpoint, a family relational and process perspective, and a community and ecological perspective. This workshop is two fold: process and technique. The process piece will focus on: 1) How to understand and work with the relational/intersubjective dimension of dreams. 2) How to establish the therapeutic dream framework with children, families, and community. 3) How to work with affect expressed in dreams. 4) How to work with transference and counter-transference issues and dreams. 5) How to decide your approach to dream work, what language to use, and how to really contact/integrate the Unconscious. The technique piece will focus on how to work with clients experiencing issues with trauma and nightmares, family conflict and dysfunction, and community level distress. The workshop will address three techniques for dream decoding; and three types of dream work from individual, family, and group perspectives. Overall this workshop should load your tool bag with new ways and techniques to work with dreams, a dimension of clinical practice so often overlooked. The Workshop will make use of readings, lecture, video presentations, role play , and class discussion. Prerequisites: Psy 543C Child and Adolescent Development.
PSY 578. Working With Families of Divorce. 1 Unit.
PSY 578A. Understanding Divorce: Legal and Clinical Issues. 1 Unit.
As more and more couples experience divorce, Marriage and Family Therapists are called upon to assist clients through a complex set of legal and emotional issues. This workshop provides students with information on court process and terminolgy, options available to clients, ethical issues for the professional, and innovative career roles for the MFT. Treatment issues when working with divorcing couples and their families are considered also through lecture, videotape and small group discussion.
PSY 578B. Mental Illness and the Family. 2-3 Unit.
In this course, students develop psychoeducational knowledge, coping skills and compassion to help family members create positive outcomes when dealing with a mentally ill relative, acknowledging each family member as a person of worth, attempting the best response to the devastation and chaos of mental illness. Students learn about major groups of mental disorders and current treatment approaches, including psycho-education, skill training with self-care, supportive therapy and family empowerment through community resources. Students become familiar with family attitudes and skills which promote positive effects for the ill family member and the family system.
PSY 578C. Mediation and Conflict Resolution. 2-3 Unit.
This course for MAP and MAOM students provides an introduction to principles of mediation and skills utilized in the mediation process. Particular emphasis is placed on learning skills, through role-plays of a variety of types of disputes including domestic, workplace and neighborhood conflicts. Students provide feedback to each other in the role-plays and are encouraged to be experimental in practicing skills.
PSY 578D. Breakups Divorce and Separation. 1 Unit.
PSY 579. Development of a Psychoanalytic Perspective. 1 Unit.
PSY 580A. Community Psychology and Clinical Issues. 3 Units.
PSY 580B. Clients with Life-Threatening Illnesses. 1 Unit.
PSY 581A. Psychodrama Workshop. 2-3 Unit.
In this workshop, the group is a vehicle for the experiential and didactic exploration of psychodrama and action methods. Students become familiar with the fundamental concepts and basic techniques of Moreno's psychodrama workshop. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own inventories of personal and social roles, and to explore new roles within the class/group. Practical applications of psychodramatic and action methods and the contraindications for their use are discussed.
PSY 581B. Action Methods in Psychotherapy. 2 Units.
This course, designed in lecture/workshop format, introduces the student to alternative approaches to psychotherapy which include art, movement, and drama. Students are expected to participate in experiential exercises and to lead classmates in various action methods. This course suggests ways to cultivate and utilize creativity in psychotherapy by combining the power of imagination, spontaneity, stimulation of the body through movement, and insights of psychology and social work. Prerequisite: Process of Psychotherapy I.
PSY 581C. Creative Arts Therapy: Theory and Practice. 2 Units.
PSY 581D. Therapeutic Performance Art: Working With Shadow. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 581E. The Arts As Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 581F. Creative Arts Therapy with Children. 2-3 Unit.
This course is designed to give students an introduction to the use of artistic modalities in child therapy in a variety of settings. The use of movement, music, drama, play, graphic arts and storytelling in therapy with children is explored through both theoretical and experiential learning.
PSY 581G. Guided Imagery for the Therapist and Client. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 581H. Psychodrama With Children and Adolescents. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 581J. Inner Theater: Working With Active Imagination (SDP). 1 Unit.
PSY 581K. Psychodrama With Adolescents. 1 Unit.
PSY 581M. Dance: Its Role in Art, Society, and Therapy. 3 Units.
PSY 581N. The Creative Arts & Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 581P. Therapy With Animals. 1 Unit.
PSY 581Q. Introduction to Art Therapy: Attachment And the Brain. 1 Unit.
PSY 582. Psychology of Violence and Survival. 2-3 Unit.
This course explores the impact of violence and abuse from a wide range of traumatic experiences, including child abuse, spousal battering, physical and sexual assault, war, psychological abuse, racism, and institutional abuse. Clinical issues include treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Dissociative Disorders (Complex PTSD and MPD), chemical and behavioral addiction, unique countertransference problems and therapeutic re-traumatization. Perpetrator psychopathology is also examined.
PSY 583. Bldg With Emotion: Psych and Process of Space Planning. 2 Units.
PSY 584. Therapy As a Profession. 1 Unit.
PSY 584A. Resistance in the Therapeutic Environment: an Historical and Clinical Perspective. 1 Unit.
PSY 584B. The Regressed Patient: Addressing the Challenges to the Therapeutic Frame. 1 Unit.
PSY 584C. Resistance: New Perspectives. 1 Unit.
PSY 584E. Psychology of Leadership. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 585A. Psychomedical Perspectives: Treatment and Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders. 1 Unit.
PSY 585B. Psychology of Pain Management. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 586. Eating Disorders: Theoretical and Clinical Implications. 2-3 Unit.
This course is designed for the student who wants to understand and implement a psychodynamic approach in the treatment of eating disorders. Etiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive overeating are explored from the perspectives of object relations theory, self psychology, and attachment theory. Essential medical, family and social characteristics of eating disorders are considered.
PSY 586A. Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders. 1 Unit.
PSY 586B. Panic Disorder: the Body and Mind. 1 Unit.
PSY 586C. Dynamics and Treatment of Eating Disorders. 1 Unit.
PSY 586D. Psychosomatic Disorders. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 586F. Narrative Therapy & Eating Disorders: Developing Skills for Remaining Collaborative While Working With Dangerous Problems. 1 Unit.
PSY 587. Clinical Case Presentation. 1 Unit.
This one-day workshop is intended to help students make effective oral clinical case presentations using a standardized protocol. Students should be prepared to participate by presenting material on a current client.
PSY 587A. Intervention Options for the Developmentally Disabled. 1 Unit.
PSY 588. Psychology of Addictive Behavior. 1 Unit.
As a continuation of Substance Abuse I, this workshop focuses on intervention with clients with a variety of addictive behaviors. Special attention is given to eating disorders; other topics include work, money, sex and relationship addictions, co-dependency, and cultural factors contributing to addiction. Students who have taken PSY 552 should not enroll. Recommended prerequisite: PSY 550A Substance Abuse I.
PSY 588A. Sexual Compulsivity and Sexually Offending Behaviors. 1 Unit.
This workshop provides information on physiological, psychological, ethical, legal and sociocultural aspects of compulsive sexual behavior, and fosters students' awareness of attitudes, assumptions and biases affecting clinical treatment. Students are educated in identification, diagnosis, intervention and treatment options for people with compulsive offending sexual behaviors and are instructed in principles of intervention and early treatment.
PSY 588B. Working With Children With Sexual Behavior Problems. 1 Unit.
PSY 588C. Profiles of Self-Injury. 1 Unit.
PSY 589. Existential Psychotherapy. 1 Unit.
This one-day workshop provides an introduction to the theory and practice of existential psychotherapy. Issues of responsibility, death, isolation, freedom and meaninglessness are addressed, and strategies for psychotherapy with adults and couples are presented. Students who have taken PSY 565 should not enroll.
PSY 589Q. Inner Empowerment: Centering At Work. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 589S. Trauma in Childhood & Adolescence. 1 Unit.
PSY 590. HIV and Aids Counseling. 1 Unit.
This workshop examines clinical issues in counseling of men, women and children with AIDS-related problems. In a supportive environment, students can safely explore their own questions and concerns regarding AIDS work. Opportunity is provided for supervised role playing of difficult client-therapist situations.
PSY 590A. Narrative Practices in an HIV/Aids Community Center. 1 Unit.
PSY 590B. Treatment of HIV/STD- Related Issues with LGBT Clients. 1 Unit.
PSY 591. Grief and Loss. 1 Unit.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce students to the study of grief and loss. Topics include current theories of normal and complicated grief; factors influencing grief reactions; funerals; bereavement following the death of a child; the death of a parent; death by violence; support groups and therapeutic intervention.
PSY 591A. Grief and Bereavement for Adults and Children. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 591B. Death and Dying: Transforming the Dying Process. 1 Unit.
PSY 591C. Grief Counseling for Adults and Children. 1 Unit.
PSY 591D. Childhood Grief and Loss. 1 Unit.
PSY 591E. Redfining Grief& Loss: a Narrative Approach. 2 Units.
This 2-unit class will introduce students to narrative practices that can be helpful when working with people who are dying and/or people who are living with grief. Using a theoretical model based in social constructionism and narrative therapy, we will explore the thinking and practice of re-membering conversations. Attention will be given to understand differences between the theoretical constructs in modern ways of thinking about death and bereavement with that of a postmodern approach. Students will be given opportunity to experience practical implications of these varying clinical approaches.
PSY 592. Working With Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. 2-3 Unit.
This workshop reviews research on the prevalence and incidence of childhood sexual abuse, presents both object relations and cognitive restructuring models of psychotherapy with survivors, and addresses issues of transference, counter-transference, compliance with reporting laws, and post-traumatic stress disorder treatment for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
PSY 593. Gay and Lesbian Affirmative Counseling. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores critical psychosocial issues in the development and maintenance of a healthy gay or lesbian identity. Emphasis is placed on the role of the counselor in assisting clients to process emotional, sexual and spiritual issues related to being gay or lesbian in today's society. Specific attention will be given to counseling of gay and lesbian youth, elders and people of color. Eroticizing safer sex, lesbian health issues, and sex therapy with same-sex couples are also considered. This learning activity begins with a day of interactive workshops on a wide variety of issues and experiences in the Queer community, led by guest presenters including Questioning Teens, Spirituality and Leather, and Transgender Transitioning. The day also includes a panel confronting Bush's proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a keynote speaker and a theatrical presentation. Students then complete readings and write a brief paper integrating their learning from the experience.
PSY 593AA. Clinical and Community Issues <LGBT>. 3 Units.
PSY 593B. Working with Lesbians: Clinical and Cultural Considerations. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593BB. Affirmative Addictions, Treatment Sensitization, and Skills Workshop. 2 Units.
PSY 593C. Diverse Sexualities: Celebrating Queer Communities Through Psychology. 1 Unit.
This learning activity begins with a day of interactive workshops on a wide variety of issues and experiences in the Queer community, led by guest presenters including Questioning Teens, Spirituality and Leather, and Transgender Transitioning. The day also includes a panel confronting Bush's proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a keynote speaker and a theatrical presentation. Students then complete readings and write a brief paper integrating their learning from the experience.
PSY 593CC. Queer Literature: a Brief Survey of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Memoir, and Film. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593D. The Queen of Heaven and Her Wild Cherry Sister I: Toward a Lesbian-Centered Psychology. 1 Unit.
Marrying a Jungian depth psychological approach to Gay Liberation thought, this workshop explores the archetypal dimensions of Lesbian Psyche in order to engage an ancient yet new and enlivening myth of the meaning and value for all women of the Great Mystery of same-sex love between women. Poetry, literature, music and images are offered to activate our imaginations and illuminate the secret role Lesbians have played in the cultural, literary, social justice and spiritual life of Western civilization. The instructor offers a Lesbian- centered theory of Lesbian development and psychology, mapping a potential path to a fully embodied conscious Lesbian selfhood. Students examine some ways psychoanalytic theorists since Freud have attempted to explain (and explain away) the phenomenon of erotic love between women. A methodology is presented for identifying and working with the particular trauma associated with growing up Lesbian in a hetero-patriarchal context.
PSY 593DD. Multicultural Mental Health. 3 Units.
PSY 593DD/C. Multicultural Mental Health. 3 Units.
The goal of this course is to provide working practitioners with culturally competent affirmative methodology to work clinically with LGBT people of color and other people struggling with oppressions related to identity, difference and disadvantage. This will be accomplished through weekly reading, online instructor/peer comments and feedback, case vignettes, and through personal self-reflection including observing transference/countertransference material throughout the quarter.
PSY 593E. The Queen of Heaven and Her Wild Cherry Sister II: Further Exploration of Lesbian-Centered Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 593EE. Trans-Affirmative Theory: The Ideas Behind Trans Love, Eros and Protest. 1 Unit.
PSY 593F. I'm Coming Out: Introduction to LGBTIQ Counseling Theory and Practice, from Stonewall to the Present. 1 Unit.
This workshop is a basic introduction to modern theories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersex and Queer/Questioning counseling, organized around the central theme of "coming out," considered as a metaphor for the call from psyche to deepen relationship with one's own subjectivity and live in greater congruence with authentic self. Topics include an overview of how mental health treatment has been impacted by the LGBTIQ liberation movement; homophobia, heteronormativity and internalized oppression of LGBTIQ people; and basic treatment models that have developed post-Stonewall, including LGBTIQ-affirmative, postmodern, and contemporary Uranian psychoanalytic work. Attention is also paid to cultural and ethnic differences and how they intersect with LGBTIQ identities.
PSY 593FF. Clinical and Psychological Issues. 3 Units.
PSY 593G. LGBT Identity Issues: Theories Of Personality, Racial and Cultural Concerns. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593GG. Counseling Bisexuals: Providing Bi- Affirmative Therapy in an Era of Sexual, Gender and Cultural Fluidity. 1 Unit.
PSY 593GH. Bisexual Affirmative Psychotherapy Affirmative Therapy in an Era of Sexual, Gender and Cultural Fluidity. 1 Unit.
This one-day workshop will explore the social and political context in which today's counselors will provide affirmative therapy to bisexuals and others who identify as sexually fluid. Theories of bisexual identity development, myths about bisexuality, patterns of bisexuality, and post-modern concepts of sexual fluidity will be discussed. In addition, bisexual mental health issues will be examined in the context of their intersections with gender fluidity and cultural diversity. Workshop participants will explore ways of providing bi-affirmative therapy that is trans-affirmative and culturally competent. This workshop will incorporate both didactic instruction and experiential learning opportunities.
PSY 593H. Working With Gender Variant Clients Conceptualization and Intervention. 1 Unit.
This workshop introduces students to contemporary language, intervention and clinical theory and skills for working with transgender clients. Rather than exploring gender theory, students develop an understanding of practice-based intervention and case conceptualization skills for working with transgendered clients. Attention is also focused on issues of gender-based power and privilege in therapy, as well as transpositive models of assessment, counseling and psychotherapy.
PSY 593HH. Lgbt Addictions. 1 Unit.
PSY 593J. The Transgendered Client: Biology, Psychology, History, and Spirit. 1 Unit.
PSY 593JJ. Transgender & Gender Diverse Clients: an Affirmative Approach. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593K. LGBT History and Mythology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593KCERT. LGBT History and Mythology. 3 Units.
This class is based on the idea that for LGBT clients to develop self-esteem, personal empowerment, self-efficacy, and social consciousness, they will be best served by clinicians who can share with them their LGBT history. This class explores the clinical importance of understanding and being able to impart to LGBT clients a reclaiming of LGBT history, rooted in essentialist ideals that LGBT people have an inborn, archetypal, erotic, romantic, relational, psychological, even soulful connection to LGBT ways of being in the world. This course posits a clinically relevant hypothesis that same-sex eros, gender variance, and transgender identities, have always existed and must be studied through a lineage of interconnectedness and consciousness building.
PSY 593KK. Sufi Path of Love and Gay Individuation. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593LL. Gay & Lesbian History Through Documentary Film. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593M. Contemporary Lgbt Identity Issues: Sexual Orientations and Gender. 2 Units.
PSY 593MM. LGBT- Affirmative Approaches to Family Treatment <lgbt>. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593N. Counseling Lgbt People of Color. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 593NN. Treating Families Through the LGBT Affirmative Lens. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593NN/C. Treating Families Through the Lgbt-Affirmative Lens. 3 Units.
In accordance with the focus on Relationships and Families contained within APA Guidelines for the Treatment of LGBT Clients (see APA, 2000), practitioners taking this certificate class will be invited to explore the various ways in which clients create LGBT couples and families within existing heterosexist societal conditions so as to discover and utilize the clinical interventions needed to create the most affirmative psychological conditions possible.
PSY 593P. LGBT Counseling: Narrative And Solution-Focused Skills and Collaboration. 2-3 Unit.
PSY 593PP. LGBT Soul Psychology: the Alchemy of Same-Sex Love, Bi-Love and Gender Variance. 1 Unit.
PSY 593Q. Lgbt Perspectives in Health Psychology Research and Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 593QQ. Therapeutic Process With Transgender Clients (LGBT). 2 Units.
PSY 593R. Queer Theory. 1 Unit.
PSY 593RR. Advanced Multi-Theory Approach to LGBTQIA Clinical Work (LGBT). 2-3 Unit.
This course will study and apply literature from a wide variety of theoretical orientations (psychoanalytic, self psychology, CBT, humanistic, existential, sex therapy, and narrative) to clinical work with LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Ally) clients/patients. An integration of theory is important to the effective treatment of LGBTQIA clients/patients. The historical context of ideas will be discussed, especially in relationship to the LGBTQIA-Affirmative movement. Intersections of socio-cultural factors that influence minority mental health will have a strong emphasis. Clinical concepts to be discussed in context of working with LGBTQIA clients include (but are not limited to): unconditional positive regard, the unconscious, true/false self, self-object transferences, negative cognitions & schemas, intersections of identity, multiculturalism, empowerment, egalitarianism, homeostasis, and externalization) as they relate to LGBTQIA psychological healing. This course meets the additional process class, representing an alternative theoretical orientation (2 units) requirement for students. This course meets the LGBT Specialization elective unit requirement.
PSY 593S. Working Affirmatively With Bisexual Clients: Clinical and Community Issues. 1 Unit.
PSY 593T. Same-Sex Artists and Imagery in American Cinema <LGBT>. 1 Unit.
PSY 593V. Feminism - Not for Women Only: Theory and Clinical Practice <LGBT>. 1 Unit.
PSY 593W. Multicultural Mental Health <LGBT>. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593X. Lesbian Love, Identity, Sexuality: Working With Clients. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593Y. Lgbt Addiction Recovery: an Affirmative Approach to Healing and Transformation. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 593Z. Affirmative Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 593ZCERT. Affirmative Psychotherapy. 3 Units.
The goal of this class is designed to provide working professionals with an introduction to the principles of the school of Affirmative psychotherapy that emerged in the 1970s LGBT liberation movement. This class also attempts to develop a practical and "general form" to address these historic guidelines in the therapist's clinical practice through education and sensitization. Through reading, online exercises, discussions and creative use of the hybrid class environment, we will attempt to engage the clinician's expertise in different modalities (e.g., humanistic; psychodynamic; CBT; postmodern; and existential) to achieve a preliminary and respectfully eclectic "working model" of how to do Affirmative therapy.
PSY 594. Non-Western Psychology: Buddhist Views of Self and Mind. 2-3 Unit.
This workshop introduces concepts of mind and self contained in traditional Buddhist philosophy and teachings. The objective of Buddhist practices such as meditation is to understand the process of mind and to transform the neurotic mental activity of ego that is seen as the basic cause of suffering. The workshop includes an introduction to meditation, a discussion of therapeutic aspects of Buddhist meditation, and an examination of Western diagnostic procedures from a Buddhist perspective.
PSY 594A. The Psychology of the Higher Emotions. 4 Units.
PSY 594B. Meditation: the Practice of Conscious Psychotherapy. 1-2 Unit.
This one day workshop exposes students to a variety of meditative practices designed to assist them in remaining more fully present with clients. Particular emphasis is placed on helping beginning student therapists learn skills to maintain inner stillness and calm in the face of stress-inducing clinical situations. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
PSY 594C. Buddhist Cognitive Psychology: a Meditation Retreat on Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension. 4-5 Unit.
PSY 594D. Life and Teaching of the Historical Buddha. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 594E. Psychology of Consciousness: Buddhism and Western Psychotherapy. 3-4 Unit.
This course explores some philosophical, psychological and clinical implications of Buddhism as it interfaces with Western psychotherapy and the Western worldview. States of consciousness, theories of the self, contrasting paradigms, birth and death, emotions and awareness are explored. The common boundary and areas of potential conflict are examined. The topics of meditation theory and practice are included.
PSY 594F. Absorption and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. 5 Units.
PSY 594G. Art of Relationship in Tibetan Buddhism. 4 Units.
PSY 594H. Buddhism: Values, Mindfulness, and Right Livelihood. 1 Unit.
PSY 594J. Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation. 1 Unit.
PSY 594K. Buddhism and Psychoanalysis in Dialogue: Implications for Current Clinical Practice. 1 Unit.
PSY 594L. Integrative Depth Psychology. 1 Unit.
PSY 594M. Frontiers in Integrative Depth Psychology. 3-4 Unit.
PSY 594N. David Epston: Master Class in Narrative Therapy. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 594P. The Shadow Side of Spirituality: a Clinical Consideration of the Traumatizing Legacy of Organized Religion. 1 Unit.
PSY 594Q. Spritual & Depth Psychology Research Seminar. 1 Unit.
PSY 594R. Depth Psychological Inquiry: Research And Soul. 1 Unit.
PSY 594S. The Embodied Spirit: Integratigration of Mind, Body, Brain and Spirit & the Emergence of Authenticity. 1 Unit.
PSY 594T. The Myth of Osiris & African American Male Identity Development. 1 Unit.
PSY 594U. The Embodied Spirit, Part 2: Integration Of Mind, Body, Brain and Spirit and the Emergence of Authenticity. 1-2 Unit.
PSY 594V. The Psychological Teachings of the Historical Buddha. 4 Units.
PSY 594W. Introduction to Jungian Sandplay Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 594X. Depth in Nature: Trauma, Somatic, Mindfulness, & Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (SDP). 1 Unit.
PSY 595. Issues of Men in Therapy. 1 Unit.
PSY 595B. Psychology of Men: Developmental and Clinical Implications. 1 Unit.
This workshop explores men's therapeutic issues in our changing world, including issues of relationships, work and family. Implications of "new' men's consciousness and the men's movement are considered. Special attention is given to issues which arise for male clients in relationships with male and with female tehrapists.
PSY 596. Independent Learning. 1-5 Unit.
PSY 596 A/B is the course designation for independent study directed and evaluated by a faculty member or approved evaluator. The learning activity may be designed to incorporate workshops, seminars or undergraduate classes with appropriate additional graduate-level reading and writing. The first independent learning activity in a student's program is designated 596A, with subsequent activities as 596B, C and so on.(To register for PSY 596, the student must submit Form A, Permission to register for Independent Learning Activity, with signature of the appropriate faculty member.).
PSY 597A. Assessment & Treatment of Clients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder & Co-Occurring Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Dependency, Or Addiction. 3 Units.
PSY 597B. Assesment & Treatment of Military Personnel/First Responders With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd) & Co-Occurring Substance/Alcohol Abuse, Dependency, Or Addiction. 3 Units.
PSY 597C. Assessment & Treatment of Trauma Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Civilian Population--Ptsd III. 2 Units.
PSY 597CERT. Advanced Clinical Assessment And Treatment of the Spectrum of Traumatic Stress Injury Beyond Ptsd. 3 Units.
This advanced course emphasizes the cutting-edge in our understanding, assessment, and treatment of the spectrum of traumatic stress injuries, beyond PTSD, including but not limited to co-occurring substance use disorders, post-traumatic anger, guilt, traumatic grief, moral injury, medically unexplained physical symptoms, phantom limb pain, depression and suicide, dissociative disorders, misconduct stress behaviors, malingering, sleep disorder, transgenerational trauma, and traumatic brain injury. The course also surveys prevention-related interventions used to promote resilience and post-traumatic growth, along with care-giver screening and treatment for compassion stress injury.
PSY 597D. Assesment & Treatment of Trauma/ Postraumatic Stess Disorder (PTSD) in The Military/First Responder Population --PTSD IV. 2 Units.
PSY 597E. Domestic Violence & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Civilian Population. 1 Unit.
PSY 597F. Domestic Violence & Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military Personnel, & Military Couples/Families. 1 Unit.
PSY 597G. Working With Refugee Populations: Cultural Perspective Series. 2 Units.
PSY 597H. Trauma & Addictive Behaviors (CRT). 3 Units.
PSY 598C. Psychology of Personal Control. 1 Unit.
PSY 599. Master's Document. 1-6 Unit.
PSY 599 is the course designation for approved independent work on the Master's Thesis or Master's Project under the direction of a faculty member. Students may elect 4-12 units over one or several quarters of study, but may register for no more than 6 units in a single quarter. Required for students in MPIC; may be elected by others. (To register for PSY 599, Form K with appropriate signatures is required.).
PSY 600A. Applied Psychotherapeutic Techniques of Marriage, Family & Child Counseling. 1-6 Unit.
PSY 600B. Psychotherapy. 1.00 Unit.
PSY 620. Applied Psychotherapeutic Techniques. 1-6 Unit.
PSY 620 A/B is the course designation for clinical training practicum in marriage and family therapy providing experience in psychotherapeutic counseling of individuals, couples and/or families under professional supervision. The training takes place in an approved clinical training site and generally includes participation in staff meetings and training activities. The student's first training site is designated 620A with subsequent traineeships in different settings as 620B, C and so on. Prerequisites: PSY 501A, PSY 541, and PSY 548, as well as attendance at the Clinical Training Orientation and PERFECT meetings.(To register for PSY 620, the student must submit Form D, Permission to register for MFT Traineeship and the Clinical Training Agreement.) 9 units are required for MFT Concentration students; a maximum of 18 units may be elected with no more than 6 units in a single quarter.
PSY 621. Clinical Practicum. 0 Units.
PSY 623. Personal Psychotherapy. 0 Units.
PSY 623 A/B is the course designation for students registering to fulfill the MFT Concentration psychotherapy requirement. Students gain experience as a client in individual, conjoint, family or group psychotherapy provided by a licensed therapist throughout the 12-week quarter, at a minimum of one hour per week. If a student begins work with a second therapist or changes to a different form of therapy with the same therapist, the new learning activity is designated PSY 623B.(To register for PSY 623, the student must submit Form C, Permission to register for Personal Psychotherapy.) Students in MFT Concentration are required to register for two or more quarters of PSY 623.