Basic Intervention: Psychodynamic   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 462 - Basic Intervention: Psychodynamic

The development of major psychodynamic theories is presented from historical, clinical, and conceptual perspectives. Drive, ego, object, self and, relational perspectives will be addressed. The development of psychoanalysis as a method of psychotherapy will be presented. In addition to readings in theory and technique, case studies will be used to exemplify the various theoretical approaches to therapy. Particular emphasis will be given to conceptions of change in dynamic therapy, the nature of the psychotherapeutic situation, and the relationship between client and therapist. The relationship between theory and practice will be explored throughout the course. (3 credits)