Institute for the Family

Fall 2014 Course Offerings

Begins: September 2, 2014
Ends:   December 12, 2014

Course Listing for the Post- Degree Certificate Program

*Prerequisites must be met and registrations must be approved by the course Instructor.

For more information on a specific course please fill out our pre-registration form.

Post-degree courses are offered in conjunction with courses in the masters program.

Post-degree certificate program of study is determined by a review of the required credentials of each trainee before entering the program. Please see how to apply for more information.

Program Tuition

Total cost of each couse is the course fee + University of Rochester Tuition.
Course fee's vary depending on the course offered - see course desctiption for details. University of Rochester tuition rates are follows:

  • Matriculated: $TBA /per credit hour
  • Audit: $TBA /per credit hour (0.0 credit)
    (Audit Requires Instructor approval)

    As the Post Degree Certificate Program is a non-matriculated program, you will not be eligible for federal financial aid for any of the classes, regardless of the program of study in which those classes reside. However, you still may be eligible for private (non-federal) student loans.

Registration and More Information

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 submit all documents to Training Program Secretary by August 25th to ensure we can process and submit to the Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs by the August 29th  deadline. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after this date will result in a $150 late charge to the student’s account.

Post Degree Certificate Fall 2014 Course Descriptions

Special Topics: Fundamental of Family Therapy Practice
PSI 421 - CRN 66950 (3.0 credit hours)

This course is designed to meet the learning needs of advanced trainees who are interested in the developing family therapy interventions skills. The course focuses on the practice of family therapy interventions within a small group and live supervision learning environment. Course materials and readings are integrated into a skills based approach that covers the fundamental skills of family therapy.

Instructor: Barbara Gawinski, Ph.D.
Dates/Time: Tuesdays, TBA
Location: Highland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

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Couples Therapy
PSI 566 - CRN TBA (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
Thursdays, 5:00-7:30 pm
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov. 6, 13, 20
Dec. 4
Location: Bartlett Room (1-9041)


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Group Therapy from A-Z: Consultation on Successful Group Practice
PSI 423 - CRN 66968 (2.0 credit hours)

Course Fee: $1500/semester plus University of Rochester tuition

This course is open to group clinicians who are currently leading or plan to lead treatment groups with psychiatric patients. Participants are expected to present clinical case material on a regular basis. Topics that will be covered include how to start a group, designing the group contract and treatment goals, working through group developmental stages, and treatment resistances. The course instructor is a Certified Group Psychotherapist, and class hours can be credited toward the 75-hour group supervision/consultation requirement of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.

Instructor: Sherrie Smith, LCSW, CGP
Dates: Tuesdays, September 2014
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Science Parkway

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Group Therapy Group Supervision
PSI 459 - CRN 67271 (2.0 credit hours)

Course Fee: $1500/semester plus University of Rochester tuition

This course is available to group clinicians who are currently leading treatment groups. Participants present case and videotaped material of groups they facilitate in their practice. Group therapy is a unique medium for therapy, and specialized supervision and training related to group process is a requirement for certification. The course instructor is a Certified Group Psychotherapist, and class hours can be credited toward the 75-hour group supervision requirement of the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.

Instructor: Hope Quallo, CGP
Dates: Mondays, 2:00 pm
Location: Strong Ties

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Clinical Practicum: Full-time
PSI 587 / CRN 67557
(6.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Practicum: Part-time
PSI 588 / CRN 67566
(3.0 credit hours per semester)


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