2nd degree (Master)
Prof. Orya Tishby
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Prof Orya Tishby
The course introduces students to basic concepts in psychodynamic psychotherapy ; What is psychotherapy, the therapeutic contract psychodynamic assessment of personality and case formulation, interventions, therapeutic alliance, resistance, transference and countertransference, change mechanisms, termination.
Acquaintance with basic concepts of psychodynamic Psychotherapy, patients' evaluation and treatment
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Theoretical and practical Knowledge of basic concepts in psychodynamic psychotherapy
full attendance requiered
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
Reading of articles and textbook chapters, class discussions of practicum cases and watching therapy tapes from library.
What is psychotherapy ?
Assessing personality structure, levels of personality organization and implications for treatment.
case formulation and goals
therapeutic contract and setting.
Empathy and dynamic listening
transference and countertransference
resistance and impasse
Gabbard , G.O. (2004). Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy- A basic text. Washington, APA .
Safran, J.D. (2012). Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapies. Washington, APA.
Summers, R.E. & Barber, J.P. (2010). Psychodynamic Therapy; A guide to evidence based practice. New York, Guilford
Additional Reading Material:
several more papers will be uploaded
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 80 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 20 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %
Students will submit 2 short reports - one will be a short discussion of a clinical or theoretical concept and the other - a clinical example from their practicum - linked to one of the concepts that was learned.
Final course paper