2019 Class

Welcome students.  On this page you will find the syllabus for Fall 2019, as well as links to the required readings.  Future courses and readings will be updated.

Fall Semester 2019: Foundations – Critical Therapy

This course will introduce students to fundamental concepts of critical therapy.  Students will learn about basic tenants of: psychoanalysis, critical psychology, critical pedagogy and liberation psychology.  Students will also familiarize themselves with the three stages of critical therapy. Further, this course conceptualizes the therapeutic process in the context of changing perspectives about the therapeutic relationship and orients students to the rich curriculum to follow.  Clinical issues that students might face in the beginning of treatment with patients, will be addressed, as well as basic definitions central to critical therapy, including: assessment, transference, countertransference, the analytic stance, and power.