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222syllabusagainrevised9109links-1 - Created on 9/2/2009...

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Created on 9/2/2009 22:56:00 a9/p9 San José State University Psychology Instructor: Elena Klaw Office Location: DMH 324 Telephone: (408) 924-5623 Email: Elena.klaw@sjsu.edu Office Hours: T/Th 10-11:30 Class Days/Time: Th 1:30-4:15 Classroom: DMH 308 Course Website: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/elena.klaw/courses/psyc222 Course Description Theoretical and practical understanding of gender and ethnic issues in clinical practice, including issues arising from differing socialization, psychological structures, values and cultural assumptions that may affect therapeutic intervention within individuals, couples and families. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives Objectives: Students will understand the role of race, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation and ability on clients’ mental health concerns and available resources. Students will understand the influence of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability on their own practice as psychotherapists. Students will develop skills and techniques to conduct feminist and culturally competent psychotherapy with diverse populations. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Reflect critically on the role of race, class, gender, sexual orientation and ability in determining power, privilege and resources. Understand the ways in which their own life experiences with power and privilege affect their work as psychotherapists. Know how to join with clients and mental health colleagues to learn to work effectively across genders and cultures. Provide feminist and culturally competent assessment and intervention to diverse populations. 1
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Created on 9/2/2009 22:56:00 a9/p9 Required Texts/Readings Feminist Therapy Theory and Practice: A Contemporary Perspective by Mary Ballou , Marcia Hill , Carolyn West (Ed.s). Springer (2007). Race, Class, and Gender in the United States by Paula S. Rothenberg (Ed.) Worth; Seventh Edition (2006). Dropping and Adding Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Information on add/drops are available at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/narr/soc- fall/rec-298.html . Information about late drop is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/sac/advising/latedrops/policy/ . Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes. Assignments and Grading Policy 5 Integration Assignments: 10 Points each = 50 points Case Write Up: 20 points Case Presentation: 10 Points Participation: 20 Points Integration Assignments: Five Integration Assignments will be provided. Integration Assignments will consist of essay questions that ask you to apply insights gained from your readings to your own understandings of your role as a psychotherapist. Each completed assignment will be no more than three double spaced pages. Case Write Up:
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