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SCWK 8827 Contemporary Psychodynamic Theories (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

Beginning with a brief background on the historical precedents of psychodynamic theory, the course focuses specifically on the developments and critiques of the last 20 years as well as specific populations originally overlooked, misunderstood, or stigmatized by early psychodynamic theory, including current psychodynamic expansions and critiques of classic theories, relational theory, intersubjectivity, and feminist theory. The utility of each theory in the completion of biopsychosocial assessments will be demonstrated. Special attention will be paid to the current psychodynamic theory as it pertains to oppressed populations in terms of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: SCWK7721

Cross listed with:

Comments: Elective


Last Updated: 03-Feb-15