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The Long Conversation 2A - PSTY5209

Year - 2020

This unit builds on PSTY5006, providing supervision, intending to continue in semester 2 with 5007B to support the clinical experience of running a second intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy of 2 sessions per week in the Conversational Model, while continuing supervision of a first case. Individual and small group supervision will center on listening to audiotaped sessions of the psychotherapies of patients brought from the student's workplace or allocated from an associated psychotherapy program, discussing assessment, formulation and the establishment of the frame and contract, and the relevant initial, middle and ending phases of therapy. Supervision will focus on the microprocesses of the interaction including attunement, affect, transference, countertransference and co-transference, states of mind and language. The student will develop and refine skills in sensitive, responsive and reflective practice to foster the conversational flow of the therapy, the development of the therapeutic relationship and the patient's self, and higher levels of reflective capacity and coherence to allow the processing of trauma and the integration of traumatic experience. The way the difficult past repeats itself in the therapy and is then addressed therapeutically will be explored. This unit represents a higher order of knowledge, skills and attitudes in psychotherapy, preparing the student for specialist psychotherapy practice.

Classes
90 min supervision/ wk; 2 hr of ce; 1x hr lec nd on thursday morning.

Assessment
supervision log-book (30%) 1 x 4000wd essay (draft 10% and final 30%) 1x 30min viva exam (30%)

Textbooks
Meares R. The Metaphor of Play. 2005 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

Pre-requisites

PSTY5201 and PSTY5202 and PSTY5203 and PSTY5204 and PSTY5205 and PSTY5206 and PSTY5207 and PSTY5208

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

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

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Psychiatry
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner, Associate Professor Loyola McLean
HECS Band: 3
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