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Masters of Science - Fall 2015 Course Offerings

Begins: Monday, August 31, 2015
Ends:   Friday, December 11, 2015

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays

Clinical Group

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Instructor: T. Rosenberg

Reflection Group
 

8:00 - 9:00 am

Instructor: P. le Roux

PSI 539
Family Therapy Theory & Technique


8:30 - 11:00 am

Instructor: P. le Roux

PSI 541
Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy


2:30 - 5:00 pm

Instructor: T. Rosenberg

PSI 560
Narrative and Integrative Approaches to Family Therapy

9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Instructor: P. le Roux

 

PSI 543
Psychopathology & Systems

 

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Instructor: J. Speice

PSI 545
Human Development Across the Life Cycle

 

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Instructor: C. Podgorski

   

Fall 2015 Course Listing

Master Program Tuition

How much is tuition?  Rates for 2015-16*

  • Full Time Matriculated (2 years – 6 semesters):  Flat fee of $33,975 per year
  • Part time Matriculated:  $1133 per credit hour
  • Non-matriculated:  $1510 per credit hour
  • Audit: $176.00 (per credit hour)

*The rates for 2015-2016 will be available July, 2015 and are subject to increase each year.

*See Bursar's Office and Financial Aid Office for more information.

Registration and More Information

Fall 2015 course registration for all graduate students are due in the Offices for Graduate Education by July 31, 2015.

  • Current Matriculated MS students: registration materials and information will be emailed to you. Please submit all documents to Training Program Secretary by July 25 to ensure we can process and submit to Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs by the July 31st 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: Fam & Marr
      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 2015 Course Descriptions

Family Therapy Theory & Technique

PSI 539 CRN 69450 (3.0 credit hours)

The Family Therapy Theory and Technique will provide an overview of the major theories and clinical approaches in Marriage and Family Therapy. The course complements the Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy (PSI 541) and the Human Development Across the Family Life Cycle (PSI 545) course.

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

Thursdays, 8:30 — 11:00 am
September *10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10
December 10 - class will end at 12:30 pm

Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 2-420 A&B / Room *3-434 A&B

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Foundations of Clinical Practice in Family Therapy

PSI 541 CRN 69468 (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

Tuesdays - 2:30-5:00 pm
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 10, 17, 24
Dec. *1

Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 3-434 A&B / *Room 1-416

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Psychopathology and Systems

PSI 543 CRN 69473 (3.0 credit hours)

This course will review the basic issues in understanding major psychopathology from a variety of theoretical perspectives. A secondary focus will be on applying the concepts from the fields of abnormal psychology and psychopathology to the clinical situation, with particular stress on diagnostic interviewing in family therapy.  Students will learn traditional diagnostics and psychopathology within a systems framework.

Instructor: Jenny Speice, PhD

Thursdays - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sept. 3, *10, 17, 24
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. 5, 12, 19
Dec. 3

Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 2-420 A&B / *4-414 A&B

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Human Development Across the Life Cycle

PSI 545 CRN 69484 (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

Tuesdays, 5:30—8:00 pm
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Location: Romano Room (1-9041)

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Narrative and Integrative Approaches to Family Therapy

PSI 560 CRN 69496 (3.0 credit hours)

Narrative will focus on the use of language, storytelling, metaphor and the construction of meaning in family therapy and in the life of the therapist. Students will review cutting edge literature from multiple disciplines interested in how language and storytelling shape people's lives.

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

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30 am
September 2, 9, *16, **23, 30
October 7, *21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, ***9

Location: Saunders Research Bldg, Room 1-406 / *Room 1-416 / **Room Basement 309/311 / ***Room 2-420 A&B

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PSI 584 Master Project

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

PSI 584 (3.0 credit hours per semester)
Note: This course is open only to matriculated students in the Masters Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

CRN#69582 Aubree Guiffee, Ph.D.
CRN#69525 Pieter le Roux, D. Litt et Phil
CRN#69557 Carol Podgorski, PhD
CRN#69566 Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD
CRN#69533 Jenny Speice, PhD
CRN#69598 Michelle Swanger-Gagne, Ph.D.
CRN#69544 William H. Watson, PhD


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Clinical Practicum: Full-time

PSI 587 / CRN 69604
(6.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Practicum: Part-time

PSI 588 / CRN 69610
(3.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Group

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
Location: Room 1-9082
 

Reflection Group (Monthly)

Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00 am (Current Matriculated MS Only)
2015
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

2016
January 20
February 17
March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15
July 20

Location: SRB, Room 1-416

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