CL 611: Clinical Process and Technique I: The Therapeutic Situation

Clinical Process and Technique courses explore psychotherapeutic process and technique. In this initial semester, the idea of the therapeutic will be explored in relation to historical developments, socio-cultural context, and its expression in psychodynamically informed psychotherapy. Institutional as well as individual psychotherapeutic approaches will be examined in any effort to revel common therapeutic ideas. We will also emphasize the therapeutic experience and therapeutic action and activity in relation to the therapist’s use of self by focusing on engagement, frame, transference, and countertransference.