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Fall 2013 Courses

Begins: September 3, 2013
Ends: December 13, 2013

Fall 2013
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 course is the course fee + University of Rochester Tuition.
Course fee's vary depending on the course offered - see course description for details. University of Rochester tuition rates are follows:

  • Matriculated: $1,394.00 /per credit hour
  • Audit: $170.00 /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 July 18th to ensure we can process and submit to the Office of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs by the August 1st deadline. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after this date will result in a $150 late charge to the student’s account.

Post Degree Certificate Fall 2013 Course Descriptions

Race, Poverty, and Health in the Urban Setting
PSI 420 / CRN 65003 / 2.0 credit hrs

This 2 credit course will span the Spring Semester, meeting 2-3 times per month. A third credit can be received in the Summer semester (June-July). Participants must register for each semester they are interested in.
The rapidly changing demographic make-up of the United States requires a new generation of health researchers and community partners with the skills and knowledge to implement creative and innovative research programs outside traditional research and clinical care delivery settings. This seminar will help impart relevant skills and knowledge. Its basic premise is that health and health service utilization patterns in a given region cannot be understood apart from the region’s unique history and other sociocultural circumstances, particularly institutional racism and the legacy of legal discrimination. Another basic premise is that mental and physical health are inextricably intertwined, and each is tied to the contextual conditions that are too often ignored in many medical schools and graduate programs in psychology: culture, economics, health care policy, geography, and the role of health care providers and the health care system in exacerbating and perpetuating disparities. After completing this seminar, you will have a deeper appreciation for myriad influences on health and will thus be better positioned to intervene at multiple levels.

Instructor: Silvia Sörensen, PhD
Date: Wednesdays,September 2013
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bartlett Conference Room 1-9043

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Fundamental of Family Therapy Practice
PSI 421 - CRN 65012 (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.
Wednesdays, beginning on September 11 / Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Location: Highland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

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Group Therapy from A-Z: Consultation on Successful Group Practice
PSI 423 - CRN 65029 (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 2013
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Science Parkway

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Group Therapy Group Supervision
PSI 459 - CRN 65321(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 65611
(6.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Practicum: Part-time
PSI 588 / CRN 65625
(3.0 credit hours per semester)

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