Advanced Therapeutic Skills: The Clinical Relationship

School of Professional Psychology and Health MCPC 5620 3.00

This course provides an overview of key concepts and methods in therapeutic communication and the clinical relationship. The relationship between therapist and client is one of the central concerns of contemporary theories of therapeutic change. This course explores the relationship between therapist and client from the perspectives of contemporary psychodynamics and of person-centered, feminist and queer theories. It provides various perspectives on transference and countertransference, the working alliance and the therapeutic partnership, and how to work with these dynamics in the clinical setting. The course includes role-plays and simulations to further the understanding of therapeutic communication. CMH student

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