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Academic Curriculum

Our psychodynamic curriculum deepens students’ understanding of the human situation. Our courses introduce theories of Freud as well as incorporate contemporary psychodynamic thought.


Full-Time

First Year: Fall

  • Bio-Psycho-Social Personality Assessment Methods in Professional Counseling
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar I
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Professional Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Human Development
  • Clinical Consultation I
  • Field Placement I

First Year: Spring

  • Practicum/Internship Seminar II
  • Psychopathology: Classification and Diagnostic Systems
  • Group Process
  • Methods in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Theory
  • Clinical Consultation II

Second Year: Fall

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy in a Pluralistic Society
  • Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • Methods in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar III
  • Research Process and Techniques
  • Clinical Consultation III
  • Field Placement II

Second Year: Spring

  • Professional and Life Span Development
  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Couples and Family Psychotherapy
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar IV
  • Clinical Consultation IV

Part-Time

First Year: Fall

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Professional Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Human Development

First Year: Spring

  • Fundamentals of Psychodynamic Theory
  • Methods in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychopathology: Classification and Diagnostic Systems

Second Year: Fall

  • Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment Methods
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar I
  • Clinical Practice with Children and Adolescents
  • Methods in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Field Placement I

Second Year: Spring

  • Substance Abuse Counseling and Treatment
  • Group Process
  • Couples and Family Psychotherapy
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar II

Third Year: Fall

  • Counseling and Psychotherapy in a Pluralistic Society
  • Practicum/Internship III
  • Research Process and Technique
  • Field Placement II

Third Year: Spring

  • Professional Life Span Development
  • Practicum/Internship Seminar IV

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