Psychodynamic Foundations for Clinical Practice

School of Professional Psychology and Health MCPC 5111 3.00

Presents a history of psychodynamic ideas and their application in clinical settings. Offers a historical perspective beginning with Freudian theory through the development of object relations theory. Covers basic theoretical and clinical concepts, clinical theories of the self and self-development, and the topics of transference, counter-transference and defense. Examnes the relationship between psychodynamic and other theories. Includes a consideration of the impact of family structure, abuse and culture in understanding the inner life of the community mental health client. CMH student

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