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Summer 2013 Courses

Begins: Monday, May 20, 2013
Ends: Friday, August 9, 2013

PDC Program Summer 2013 Weekly Course Schedule






PSI 492 / PSI 498 Medical Family Therapy Intensive
June 10th-June 14th , 2013
Instructors: S. McDaniel & P. leRoux
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    PSI 486 Supervision Course (30 hrs)

9 am - 12 pm


P. leRoux



Summer 2013 Course Listing for 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

The academic fees of the Family Therapy Training Program do not include University of Rochester tuition, which are as follows:

  • Matriculated: $1,340.00 (per credit hour)
  • Non-Matriculated: $740.00 (per credit hour)
  • *Audit: $ 170.00 (per credit hour) - REQUIRES INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION

**Example: Course Fee, + [Tuition X credit hours] = Total Cost

Registration and More Information

  • All matriculated and non-matriculated students in programs must register by the deadlines specified in the academic calendar.

For more information on a course, or to have registration materials sent to you, please complete our pre-registration form, or contact:

Post Degree Certificate Summer 2013 Course Descriptions

Race, Poverty, and Health in the Urban Setting
PSI 420 / CRN TBA / 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, May 2012
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bartlett Conference Room 1-9043

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Group Therapy from A-Z: Consultation on Successful Group Practice
PSI 423 - CRN 18359 (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
Date: Tuesdays, starting May 2012
Time: 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Science Parkway

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Group Therapy Group Supervision
PSI 459 - CRN 18532 (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
Date: Mondays, starting May 2012
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm
Location: Strong Ties

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Advanced Training in Group Psychotherapy Supervision
PSI 469 - CRN 18549 (2.0 credit hours)

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

This course is available to senior clinicians who have met the requirements for group therapy certification and who are currently engaged in facilitating group supervision or clinical treatment groups.  This course requires case presentation and participants will be required to participate in a supervision group experience.  Participants are provided with an experiential opportunity to explore and integrate differences through learning about parallel processes in the supervisor, supervise, and patient group.

Instructor: Sherrie Smith , LCSW, CGP
Date: Thursdays, starting May 2013
Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location: Room 4-9231

Supervision Course
PSI 486 / CRN 18587 / 3.0 credit hrs

The 30 hour course is for individuals seeking the AAMFT Approved supervisor designation. Participants will become familiar with supervision literature, theories, techniques and skills.
Course Fee: Standard UR Tuition fees apply:
Pieter le Roux D. Litt. et Phil.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and
Director, Family Therapy Training Program
Date / Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 22, 29
June 5, 19, 26
July 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14
Location: TBA
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Supervision Refresher Course
PSI 487 / CRN 18593 / 0.0 credit hrs/semester

The 5 hour refresher course is designed for AAMFT Supervisors who seek renewal of their supervisor designation. It is an interactive and intensive five hour course for experienced supervisors. The course content is geared towards current developments in supervision. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Fee: $200
Faculty: Pieter le Roux, D. Litt. et Phil., Director, Family Therapy Training Program
When: August 9, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Saunders Research Building, Room 1-404
More information

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Medical Family Therapy Intensive
PSI 492 / CRN 18609 / 3.0 credit hrs
PSI 498 / CRN 18614 / 0.0 credit hrs

Dates: June 10 – 14, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576) on Monday, 6/10/13
This week long intensive blends didactic and experiential methods to teach students how to work with families dealing with illness and how to collaborate with physicians
from other health care professionals. The MFTI course is a 3 credit course with the University of Rochester, and all students will get a certificate of completion upon successfully completing the course. There is not an option to audit this course.
Co-Directors: Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D. / Pieter le Roux, D. Litt. et Phil.

  • To Receive Course Credit:
    Please register using PSI 492 / CRN 18609 / 3.0 credit hrs.
    Standard UR Tuition fees apply:
    - $1,340 /credit hr for Matriculated UR MS Students ($1340 x 3.0 credits = $4020)
    - $740/credit hr for Non-Matriculated& Post-grad Students ($740 x 3.0 = $2220)
    - (no audit rate available)
  • If Course Credit is Not Required:
    Please register using PSI 498 / CRN 18614/ 0.0 credit hrs.
    A flat course fee of $1500 applies
  • For more Information on the MFTI click here

Clinical Practicum: Full-time
PSI 587 / CRN 18830
(6.0 credit hours per semester)

Clinical Practicum: Part-time
PSI 588 / CRN 18848
(3.0 credit hours per semester)

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