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Spring 2013 Courses

Begins: January 16, 2013
Ends: May 1, 2013

Spring 2013 Course Listing for Post-Degree Certificate Program in Medical Family Therapy

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Program Tuition

  • Non-Matriculated: $1,340.00 (per credit hour)
  • Audit: $170.00 (per credit hour)
  • Certain PDC courses have flat course fees, rather than per credit hr tuition fees. These courses will note the flat fee in the course descriptions.

Registration and More Information

  • Registration Deadline for the Spring Semester is November 30, 2012.
    Please submit all registration materials to the Training Program Secretary by November 30th to ensure we can process by the December 2nd Spring Semester registration deadline. Please note: Registrations received after this date are subject to a $150 late fee by the URMC Registrar.
  • Many courses, such as the externships, run over a two semester period, and students must register for both the fall and spring semesters separately.
  • For more information or to have registration materials sent to you, please complete our pre-registration form,
    or contact:

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

Post Degree Certificate Spring 2013 Course Descriptions

Race, Poverty, and Health in the Urban Setting
PSI 420 / CRN 72205 / 2.0 credit hrs

Instructor: Silvia Sörensen, PhD
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.
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bartlett Conference Room 1-9043

    • *PLUS: Six (6) hours of experiential learning outside of class
    • Prerequisites: Completion of B.A. or B.S. in related field or instructor permission
    • Registration: Please submit all registration materials for the Spring Semester by the class start date: November 30, 2012.
      • Submit to: Patricia Atkins
        University of Rochester, Box Psych
        300 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642
        Phone: (585)275-6792

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Integrated Mind-Body Practice
PSI 426 / CRN 72236 / 3.0 credit hrs/semester

Instructor: William H. Watson, Ph.D.

The Integrated Mind-Body Practices course is designed to meet the learning needs of advanced trainees who are interested in the developing medical family therapy practice skills with particular focus on somatizing patients. The course focuses on the treatment of somatoform disorders within a small group and live supervision learning environment. Course materials and readings are integrated into a skills based approach that covers the essentials of UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING SOMATOFORM DISORDERS.
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:15 pm
January 22, 29
February 5, *12, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2, *9, 16, 23
Location: Lyman C. Wynne Conference Room (G-9118) / *Class ends at 3:00 pm

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Medical Family Therapy Consultation Group
PSI 497 / CRN 72548 / 0.0 credit hrs/semester

Instructor: Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D.

Course Fee: $400.00 per/Semester

This course is for ALUMNI of the Medical Family Therapy Intensive course (PSI 492 or PSI 498). Join us and share your experiences in implementing integrated care models, collaboration, and medical family therapy. Consult with Susan and other Institute for the Family faculty, and your alumni colleagues about patients, collaboration, and the systems care at your particular site. The process will be learner-centered and goal-oriented, informed by relevant reading and research. Course will be via phone, video, and web conferencing which will take place monthly in 2-hours meetings, September 2012 – May 2013.

Spring Semester Conference Calling Dates:
Mondays, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
More information about The Medical Family Consultation Group

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Clinical Practicum: Full-time

PSI 587 / CRN 72804 / 6.0 credit hours per semester

Clinical Practicum: Part-time

PSI 588 / CRN 72810 / 3.0 credit hours per semester

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

More MFT Courses are available as listed on the MS Course Listings for Spring 2013.

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