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Semester and Year Offered: Semester III (M.A Final Year )
Course Coordinator and Team: Neetu Sarin
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisites: completion of courses from first two semesters
Course Objectives: To familiarize students with various schools and models of psychotherapy other than the psychoanalytic kind.
- it is envisaged that the students will emerge with a widened expanse of clinical theory and its interconnectedness with experience.
- The development of skills pertaining to empathy and deep listening.
- A well-versed familiarity with various schools of psychotherapy.
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
- An introduction to psychotherapy: the idea of therapy as a relational process, a communicative process geared at symptom relief, the significance of ego in therapy, the first few sessions , can everyone benefit from therapy?
- Essentials of Psychotherapy: empathy, understanding, communication. Distinguishing therapy from identification, elaborating the significance of developmental psychological work in psychotherapeutic work . eg the diff between self and object oriented empathy, the ability of a therapist to see the patient as a separate person.
- The traditions and antecedents of modern psychotherapy: Insight oriented, reeducative, supportive psychotherapy etc.
- Schools of psychotherapy:
- Schema(CBT) therapy with borderline states,
- Humanistic school of psychotherapy through the work of Carl Rogers
- An introduction to existential therapy through Laing and Yalom
Assessment Details with weights:
- Home Assignment: 40 percent
- group presentation: 40 percent
- class participation and attendance : 20 percent
- Bluie, E. (1981). 'On empathy'. Journal of American Psychoanalysis. 29(2)
- Laing, R.D. (1965) 'The Divided Self: An Existential Study of Sanity.
- Kellog and Young (2006). Schema therapy with borderline adults. Journal of Clinical Psychology. april 62 (4)
- Stern, A (1935). Psychoanalytic Investigation of and Therapy in the Border Line Group of Neuroses, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 7:4, 467-489, DOI: 10.1080/21674086.1938.11925367
- Yalom, I. (2002). 'Gift of Therapy'. Harper Collins. NY
- Rogers, C.(1961) On Becoming a person'. Houghton Mifflin. Boston