Psychotherapy

Unit of study descriptions for 2014

PSTY5101 Psychotherapy 1A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1 Classes: Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision (45 minutes) every week for whole semester). Assessment: Assessment undertaken on completion of PSTY5102 (i.e. at end of first year): clinical viva plus essay assignment. Campus: Westmead 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. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audio tape. 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.
PSTY5102 Psychotherapy 1B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 2 Classes: Grand rounds; seminars (1.5 hours every week for whole semester); practical work; clinical supervision (45 minutes every week for whole semester). Assessment: Assessment for both PSTY5101 and PSTY5102: clinical viva plus essay assignment. Campus: Westmead 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. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audiotape. 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.
PSTY5103 Psychotherapy 2A

Credit points: 12 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. Campus: Westmead 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 and to begin with their second patient early in their second year. By the middle of the second year all candidates will be seeing two patients, each for at least 2 sessions a week. 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. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audiotape. 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. Additionally, during the second and third years, there will be individual supervision every week with a second supervisor. 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.
PSTY5104 Psychotherapy 2B

Credit points: 12 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. Campus: Westmead 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 and to begin with their second patient early in their second year. By the middle of the second year all candidates will be seeing two patients, each for at least 2 sessions a week. 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. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audiotape. 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. Additionally, during the second and third years, there will be individual supervision every week with a second supervisor. 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.
PSTY5105 Psychotherapy 3A

Credit points: 12 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. Campus: Westmead 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 and to begin with their second patient early in their second year. By the middle of the second year all candidates will be seeing two patients, each for at least 2 sessions a week. 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. In addition, candidates may be required to present, from time to time, sessions in the form of process notes or by means of audio- tape. 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. Additionally, during the second and third years, there will be individual supervision every week with a second supervisor. 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.
PSTY5107 Psychotherapy Coursework

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner 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. Campus: Westmead 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.
PSTY5108 Psychotherapy Treatise

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Anthony Korner Session: Semester 2 Classes: Self-directed research with weekly meetings with the supervisor Prerequisites: PSTY5105 Corequisites: PSTY5107 Assessment: Treatise of 7-10,000 words. There is an oral examination that involves presentation of the treatise to the teaching faculty who then question the candidate with respect to the theoretical and evidential base for the treatise. Campus: Westmead Mode of delivery: Supervision
Research and treatise of up to 10,000 words.
Textbooks
The Metaphor of Play.