Institute for the Family

Fall 2010 Course Offerings

Begins: Monday, September 6, 2010
Ends: Friday, December 10, 2010

Fall 2010 Semester

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
PSI 564
Family Law, Policy
& Social Systems

9:00-11:00 am
3.0 cr/hr

S. Rousseau
C. Cerulli
PSI 539
Family Therapy
Theory & Technique

4:00-6:30 pm
3.0 cr/hr

P. Le Roux
PSI 543
& Systems

2:30-4:55 pm
3.0 cr/hr

W. Watson
PSI 541
Foundations of
Clinical Practice

3:30-6:00 pm
3.0 cr/hr

T. Rosenberg
A. Guiffre
PSI 545
Human Development
Across the Life Cycle

6:45-9:00 pm
3.0 cr/hr

C. Podgorski
PSI 566
Couples Therapy

5:00-7:30 pm
3.0 cr/hr

J. Speice

Fall 2010 Course Listing

Master Program Tuition

  • Matriculated: $1,234.00 (per credit hour)
  • Non-Matriculated: $690.00 (per credit hour)
  • Audit: $160.00 (per credit hour)

**Example: Masters Course Matriculated Rate x Credit Hours = Total Fee.

Registration and More Information

Fall 2010 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education by August 4, 2010.

  • Current Matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Training Program Secretary by July 30th to ensure we can process and submit to OGE by the August 4th deadline. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after this date will result in a $150 late charge to the student’s account.
  • Incoming Matriculated MS students will register at orientation.
  • Non-matriculated students: for more information on a course, or to have registration materials sent to you, please complete our pre-registration form, or contact:

Diana R. Julian, Program Coordinator
University of Rochester
Psychiatry Dept. / Box: F & M
300 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642
(585) 275-2532

Please Note: Registration forms for any courses offered through Family Programs need to be submitted to the Training Program office at the above address. Please do NOT submit directly to Registrar, Bursar, or HR Offices. Thank you.

Fall 2010 Course Descriptions

Family Therapy Theory & Technique

PSI 539 CRN 87218 (3.0 credit hours)

This course will teach students the leading schools of family therapy structural, strategic, transgenerational, narrative, etc.—as well as introducing students to Transitional Family Therapy.

Instructor: Pieter le Roux, D Litt et Phil, LMFT

Dates/Time: Wednesdays-4:00—6:30 pm
September- *15, 29
October - 6, 13, *20, 27
November - 3, 10, *17
December 1, 8

Location: Romano Room (1-9041) / *Thaler Room (1-8136)

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Foundations of Clinical Practice

PSI 541 CRN 87220 (3.0 credit hours)

In this course students will be taught introduced to the fundamental concepts and skills involved in interviewing families in a therapeutic setting. Students will learn and practice interviewing and documentation skills, have exposure to families in non-clinical settings, will learn the biopsychosocial model and will explore person-of-the-therapist issues.

Instructor: Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT / Aubree Guiffre, Ph.D.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays- 3:30-6:00pm
Sept. 14, 21, 28
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov. 2, *9, 16, 23, 30
Dec. 7

Location: Romano Room (1-9041) / *Lyman Wynne Conferene Room (G-9118)

Attendance of certain Psych Grand Rounds is expected - Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 am

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Human Development Across the Life Cycle

PSI 545 CRN 87247 (3.0 credit hours)

This course teaches family of origin theory and its role in clinical practice through the exploration of student’s own families of origin. Students will have the opportunity to present their own genograms as well as read the literature on transgenerational issues in family therapy.

Instructor: Carol Podgorski, PhD, LMFT

Dates/Time: Wednesdays —6:45—9:00 pm
Sept. 8, 15, *22, 29
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Dec. 1, 8

Location: Romano Room (1-9041)
*Time change: September 22 - 5:00-7:15 pm

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Psychopathology and Systems

PSI 543 CRN 87236 (3.0 credit hours)

In this seminar students will learn traditional diagnostics and psychopathology within a systems assessment paradigm.

Instructor: William H. Watson, PhD

Dates/Time: Thursdays-2:30—4:55 pm
Sept:  9, 16, 23, 30
Oct: 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov: *4, 11, 18
Dec: 2, 9, 16

Location: Romano Room (1-9041) / *Rivas Room (1-9031)

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Family Law, Policy & Social Systems

PSI 564 CRN 98923 (3.0 credit hours)

This course prepares post-degree Marriage and Family Therapists (and other mental health practitioners) to integrate pertinent legal information, specifically related to divorce and custody and partner violence into their clinical practices. The course content focuses on the legal contexts and procedures relevant to the intersection of MFT/MH practice and the law. Legal issues related to documentation are reviewed

Instructors: Sally Rousseau, MS, CSW, LMFT / Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD

Dates/Time: Tuesdays-9:00—11:00 am
Sept:  7, 14, 21, 28
Oct: 5, 12, 19, 26
Nov: 2, *5, 9, 16, 23, 30
Dec: 7

*Friday, November 5th: Off-site Mock Trial - full-day at Buffalo Law School

Location:  Babigian Room (1-7023)

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Couples Therapy

PSI 566 CRN 87254 (3.0 credit hours)

Couples Therapy will teach students couples therapy theory and technique using readings in the field and examination of videotape, role play experiences and other case material.

Instructor: Jenny Speice, PhD, LMFT

Dates/Time: Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 pm
September- 9, 16, 23, 30
October - 7, 14, 21, 28
November - 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9

Location: Romano Room (1-9041)

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PSI 584 & PSI 586: Master Projects

All matriculated master degree students, subject to advisor’s approval, will
complete a masters project which will be designed by the student in conjunction with his/her advisor and the Director. The focus of the project will be clinical, reflecting the student’s cumulative theoretical and clinical learning.

Masters Project I

PSI 584 (1.5 credit hours per semester)
Note: This course is open only to matriculated students in the Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy.

CRN 87289- Pieter le Roux, D. Litt et Phil, LMFT
CRN 87337- Carol Podgorski, PhD
CRN 87358- Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD
CRN 87346- Sally J. Rousseau, LMFT, LMSW
CRN 87291- Jenny Speice, PhD, LMFT
CRN 87314- William H. Watson, PhD

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Masters Project II

PSI 586 (1.5 credit hours per semester)
Note: This course is open only to matriculated students in the Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy, that have successfully completed MP I.

CRN 87371- Pieter le Roux, D Litt et Phil, LMFT
CRN 87422- Carol Podgorski, PhD
CRN 87441- Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD
CRN 87435- Sally J. Rousseau, LMFT, LMSW
CRN 87385- Jenny Speice, PhD, LMFT
CRN 87406- William H. Watson, PhD

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Clinical Practicum: Full-time

PSI 587 / CRN 87453
(0.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Practicum: Part-time

PSI 588 / CRN 87464
(0.0 credit hours per semester)

Scheduled Clinical Practicum for 1st Year Students only

Instructors: Pieter Le Roux, Ph.D. & Tziporah Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Dates/Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm
September- 7, 14, 21, 28
October - 5,12,19,26
November - 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7

Location: 1-9050 Family Therapy Room

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