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Practising Psychodynamic Psychotherapy B - PSTY5204

Year - 2020

The unit provides a subsequent clinical experience supported by small group supervision, begun in the unit PSTY5203, structuring learning in psychodynamic practice. The focus is on the structured conduct of shorter psychodynamic interventions as comprising initial, middle and ending phases. Students will bring suitable cases with audio-taped sessional material from their work setting or an affiliated psychotherapy program and continue and finish 2 therapies, either short term psychotherapies of 10-15 sessions or one short term therapy and a longer term therapy, with cases continuing from PSTY5203. The second option is open only to those enrolled in the Grad Dip or Masters or requires Departmental permission. Supervision will focus on the micro-skills of engagement and attunement and use of language, assessment of states of mind and formulation and the construction and monitoring of the safety plan, frame and contract. Students will deepen skills in: developing the therapeutic relationship; identification of coping mechanisms, dissociation, transference and countertransference; the use of feeling/affective language and metaphor; managing the vicissitudes of therapy; construction of a goodbye letter. Students will deepen their reflective practice, incorporating ethical conduct and self-care. CE/wk (ND on Thursday morning)

Classes
1x 20min lec/wk; 1x sup/wk (45 min) (in group of 2); 2 hrs ce/wk (nd on thursday morning)

Assessment
supervision log-book (20%) 1 x case presentation (20%) 1 x 3000wd case reflection (30%) 1 x oral examination (30min) (30%)

Textbooks
Haliburn J, An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy: A Clinician's Guide, London:Karnac, 2017. Russell Meares, Nick Bendit, Joan Haliburn, Anthony Korner, Dawn Mears, David Butt. Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual. Sydney: Norton, 2012

Assumed knowledge
This unit assumes a working clinical knowledge of basic counselling and mental health, commensurate with a clinician having worked 2 or more years in a setting with general health counselling or mental health clients.

Co-requisites

PSTY5201 and PSTY5203

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Psychiatry
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Psychiatry
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Janine Stevenson; Dr Joan Haliburn
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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