Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy

Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy)

Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)

Students must successfully complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) 72 credit points of core units of study.
Treatise
(i) a student must be enrolled in order to submit the treatise
(ii) if a student is not able to submit the treatise by the end of the 6th semester, the student must re-enrol in PSTY5108 Psychotherapy Treatise until the treatise is submitted.

Core units

PSTY5103 Psychotherapy 2A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner, email: anthony.korner@health.nsw.gov.au Session: Semester 1 Classes: Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision. Assessment: Assessment undertaken on completion of PSTY5104 (i.e. at end of second year): clinical viva plus essay assignment. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Grand rounds: One hour duration and attended by all candidates and supervisors. An area of interest or controversy in the current psychotherapeutic field will be presented by a supervisor, candidate or invited guest, followed by discussion. Seminars: One member of the Faculty will lead the seminar group for a whole semester. Practical work: Candidates will be expected to undertake psychotherapy with assigned patients during the three years of the course. They will be expected to begin with their first assigned patient early in their first year. Clinical supervision: The clinical supervision will be conducted weekly for the whole of the academic year. All candidates will be expected to present sessions for weekly supervision using audio recordings. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes. During the first year supervision will be conducted either individually or in small groups of two candidates for one and a half hours per week. Reading: Candidates will be given some reading material and a reading list at the beginning of the year and may be asked to prepare a seminar periodically.
Textbooks
The Metaphor of Play; Intimacy and Alienation; Forms of Feeling; Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual; The Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
PSTY5104 Psychotherapy 2B

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner, email: anthony.korner@health.nsw.gov.au Session: Semester 2 Classes: Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision. Assessment: Assessment for both PSTY5103 and PSTY5104: clinical viva plus essay assignment. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Grand rounds: One hour duration and attended by all candidates and supervisors. An area of interest or controversy in the current psychotherapeutic field will be presented by a supervisor, candidate or invited guest, followed by discussion. Seminars: One member of the Faculty will lead the seminar group for a whole semester. Practical work: Candidates will be expected to undertake psychotherapy with assigned patients during the three years of the course. They will be expected to begin with their first assigned patient early in their first year. Clinical supervision: The clinical supervision will be conducted weekly for the whole of the academic year. All candidates will be expected to present sessions for weekly supervision using audio recordings. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes. During the first year supervision will be conducted either individually or in small groups of two candidates for one and a half hours per week. Reading: Candidates will be given some reading material and a reading list at the beginning of the year and may be asked to prepare a seminar periodically.
Textbooks
The Metaphor of Play; Intimacy and Alienation; Forms of Feeling; Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual; The Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
PSTY5105 Psychotherapy 3A

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner, email: anthony.korner@health.nsw.gov.au Session: Semester 1 Classes: Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision. Assessment: Assessment undertaken on completion of PSTY5107 (i.e. at end of third year): clinical case presentation to the members of the Faculty. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Grand rounds: One hour duration and attended by all candidates and supervisors. An area of interest or controversy in the current psychotherapeutic field will be presented by a supervisor, candidate or invited guest, followed by discussion. Seminars: One member of the Faculty will lead the seminar group for a whole semester. Practical work: Candidates will be expected to undertake psychotherapy with assigned patients during the three years of the course. They will be expected to begin with their first assigned patient early in their first year. Clinical supervision: The clinical supervision will be conducted weekly for the whole of the academic year. All candidates will be expected to present sessions for weekly supervision using audio recordings. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes. During the first year supervision will be conducted either individually or in small groups of two candidates for one and a half hours per week. Reading: Candidates will be given some reading material and a reading list at the beginning of the year and may be asked to prepare a seminar periodically.
Textbooks
The Metaphor of Play; Intimacy and Alienation; Forms of Feeling; Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual; The Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
PSTY5107 Psychotherapy Coursework

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner, email: anthony.korner@health.nsw.gov.au Session: Semester 2 Classes: Classes are held on Thursday mornings and include lectures, case presentations, seminars on theory, tutorials on research method and supervision for clinical work. Prerequisites: PSTY5105 Corequisites: PSTY5108 Prohibitions: PSTY5106 Assessment: Assessment is by review of clinical work by supervisors and assessment of knowledge and participation by the teaching faculty. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Theoretical grounding in the Conversational Model and related approaches to psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Coursework involves attendance at grand rounds, seminars, individual and group supervision at the Mental Health Sciences Centre, Cumberland Hospital. Candidates need to attend and participate in these activities and also need to conduct clinically supervised psychotherapy at a standard appropriate to the advanced stage of training in the discipline.
Textbooks
The Metaphor of Play; Intimacy and Alienation; Forms of Feeling; Borderline Personality Disorder and the Conversational Model: A Clinician's Manual; The Dissociation Model of Borderline Personality Disorder.
PSTY5108 Psychotherapy Treatise

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: PSTY5105 Corequisites: PSTY5107 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Research and treatise of up to 10,000 words.
Textbooks
Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units