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MPC Child Analysis Course Offerings: 2008-2009
 

East Lansing Courses Mondays and Fridays

 

*Denotes required courses in the adult program.
**Denotes required courses in the child program

 

                                            FALL TERM

 

Assessement and Psychopathology of Infancy and Early Childhood**

 

This course will focus on the understanding of the assessment and indications of psychopathology of infants, young children and their relationships with their parents.  Various methods and theories of assessment will be studied, including Greenspan and Hampstead Profile.  It is suggested that participants have a child case to enroll in the course, but not mandatory.  We will share clinical material where appropriate.

 

Course Syllabus
 

Instructor:  Brenda Lovegrove Lepisto, Psy.D.

September 12 October 24, 2008, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost $170.  (9 CE Credits)  For information call 517 333-0332

Social Work CE Credits available for this course

Register for this course

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Assessement and Psychopathology of Middle Childhood/Preadolescence**

 

This course will explore the symptomatic presentation and etiology of psychopathology of latency aged children and preadolescents.  Emphasis will be placed on fixing these problems within the context of the Developmental Profile developed at Hampstead Clinic to understand the component drive deriviatives, ego, superego and defensive structure, and self/object issues.  Structuring the course within a developmental context will amplify the unfolding of development, concentrating on why and where it goes awry.

 

Course Syllabus

Instructor:  Ira Schaer, Ph.D.

Fridays, October 31 December 19, 2008, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
No class November 28, 2008

Cost $170.   For information call 248 399-6030 or

Social Work CE Credits available for this course

Register for this course 

 

WINTER TERM

 

Assessement and Psychopathology of Adolescence**

 

This course will explore the symptomatic presentation and etiology of psychopathology of adolescence.  Emphasis will be placed on fixing these problems within the context of the Developmental Profile.  Adolescence is a particularly difficult time to initiate and sustain treatment, due to the need to deparate and individualte from all adults, parents and therapists alike.  Understanding the particular developmental and psychopathological issues of this stage of development is essential for the treatment process to occur.

 

Course Syllabus

Instructor:  Ira Schaer, Ph.D.

Fridays, January 16 February 27, 2009, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost $170.   For information call 248 399-6030 or

Social Work CE Credits available for this course

 

Register for this course 


         SPRING  TERM

  

Working With Parents**

 

This class will focus on the understanding of parental dynamics, developing a treatment alliance with parents, and the problems that often arise when treating children.  Premature termination can occur in child therapy as a result of parental dissatisfaction, unilateral decision-making, changin dynamics between parent and child, misunderstandings of the treatment process and a number of other issues related to the parent-child and the parent-child-therapist relationship. Using clinical and reading material, techniques that enhance parent and child treatment will be explored.

 

Course Syllabus

Instructor:  Brenda Lovegrove Lepisto, Psy.D.

Fridays, March 20 May 8, 2009, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
No class May 1, 2009

Cost $170.   For information call 517 332-0332 or

Social Work CE Credits available for this course

Register for this course