Clinical Seminar

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSHS3039424

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 5th and 6th is assessed while Semester 3rd and 4th are non assessed but all are compulsory.

Course Coordinator and Team: Rajinder Singh and Neetu Sarin

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Pre-requisites: a student should have been initiated into the clinical work at ehsaas

Aim: To develop the capacity to engage with the clinical material by using one’s own emotional states. Also develop thinking through this engagement.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Practitioner’s capacity to engage with the clinical material develops
  2. A practitioner would be able to engage with the experiential aspect of theory
  3. The space of clinical seminar would emerge as a community for mutual learning and supervision

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Following are some of themes covered during clinical seminars conducted:


  • Presentation on the ehsaas procedures document.
  • Introducing the first sessions and how to engage and think about the material being presented in the first session and how this material develops subsequently in therapy.
  • Presentation on uses of the counter transference.
  • Presentation on transference-countertransference matrix in the initial sessions (I conducted this seminar).
  • Presentation on identifying borderline symptoms in young lives that visit ehsaas.
  • Presentation on how to take the case for supervision.
  • Presentation on Short term dynamic work
  • Experiences from community internship
  • Case presentation on Gender issues

Besides this each student is to make periodic case presentations which would be assessed.

Assessment Details with weights: a student practitioner is assessed on the basis of the clinical presentations made. These presentations are spread over two semesters. It would be collectively assessed by the clinical faculty and psychotherapists.

Reading List: ehsaas procedure document

Apart from this there is no preexisting reading list, readings are suggested on the basis of themes emerging out of discussions during the seminars.