Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

CLI PT701 - Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of contemporary psychodynamic theory and practice.  The course begins with an introduction to clinically relevant foundational concepts in psychodynamic theory and then addresses the application of these concepts to the treatment of anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, and personality disorders.   Students will learn the empirical support for psychodynamic approaches to treatment, with a particular focus on contemporary models of short-term treatment and working with diverse patient populations.