• CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM, PSYD

  • Other Training Areas

    The Clinical Psychology Program at Ferkauf also offers elective training in the following areas.

  • Anxiety and Depression

    Overview: Students with a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorders may pursue intensive study in this area. The clinical program offers substantive training on theoretical foundations, research and interventions for anxiety and mood disorders. Students may choose to conduct research and/or receive training in anxiety and depressive disorders including panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, and depression.

    Clinical Training: Students have the opportunity to comprehensively assess these anxiety and depressive disorders using a combination of measures. They also learn how to conceptualize cases and formulate treatment plans, and implement and conduct strategies through the use of simulated exercises, role-plays, illustrative case examples and videotapes. Additionally, students have the opportunity to treat between one to three patients a year up for a maximum of two years and receive three hours of weekly supervision on cases.

    Coursework
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression I (Dr. McGinn)
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depression II (Dr. McGinn)
    Theory and Research in Anxiety and Depression I (Dr. McGinn)
    Theory and Research in Anxiety and Depression II (Dr. McGinn)
    Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Dr. Moretz) (elective)

    Faculty: Dr. Lata K. McGinn 

    Diversity and Identity Studies

    Overview: Although issues related to diversity are infused throughout the curriculum, we also offer specialized coursework and training to deepen understanding of diverse populations. Students have the opportunity to examine the psychological experiences of individuals from various cultural groups as well as the impact of therapists’ and clients’ identity development on the therapy process. Additionally, students have the opportunity to focus on identity development, stigma and the implications of identity-related stressors on mental health.

    Coursework
    Identity, Stigma and Mental Health I (Dr. Pachankis)
    Identity, Stigma and Mental Health II (Dr. Pachankis)
    Multicultural Issues and Diversity (Dr. Auerbach)
    Sexual Orientation and Its Impact on Psychology Intervention (Irene Javors)

    Faculty: Dr. Carl Auerbach, Dr. John Pachankis and Irene Javors

    Supervision

    Overview: Clinical students have the opportunity to receive training in supervision. Training in supervision for all students is conducted through the professional seminar course. Additionally, elective training in supervision is provided didactic coursework and clinical experience in supervision. Advanced students have the opportunity to supervise first-year students conducting assessment batteries. Advanced training is also offered in supervision from an interpersonal-relational psychodynamic perspective. Students receive supervision on their supervision of first-year students’ clinical interviews. In addition, theories of supervision and clinical, developmental, ethical and personal issues in the teaching and learning of psychotherapy are discussed.

    Faculty: Dr. Martin Rock 

    Trauma Studies

    Overview: The Clinical PsyD Program at Ferkauf offers specialty training in trauma. This program focuses on furthering knowledge and research in trauma, training students in theoretical models, research and treatment. The program provides training in both individual and cultural trauma (e.g., genocide). It also focuses on providing training to students in vulnerability to trauma and evidence-based treatment for traumatized population.

    Coursework: Research Courses
    Psychological Trauma I (Dr. Auerbach)
    Psychological Trauma II (Dr. Auerbach)
    Theory and Research in Anxiety and Depression I (Dr. McGinn)
    Theory and Research in Anxiety and Depression II (Dr. McGinn)

    Coursework: Clinical Courses
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders I (Dr. McGinn)
    Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders II (Dr. McGinn)

    Faculty: Dr. Carl Auerbach and Dr. Lata K. McGinn 

    Treatment Process

    Overview: Students interested in the process of treatment have a number of opportunities to gain intensive study and training in this area from different theoretical orientations. Students may choose to pursue research focused on exploring what makes therapists effective and study the process of therapy. Through these courses, students review and consider research on therapy processes and outcomes.

    Coursework
    Effective Psychotherapists: An Integrative Approach I (Dr. Eubanks-Carter)
    Effective Psychotherapists: An Integrative Approach II (Dr. Eubanks-Carter)
    Research in Psychotherapy and the Process of Change I (Dr. Rock)
    Research in Psychotherapy and the Process of Change II (Dr. Rock)
    Teaching and Learning in Psychotherapy (Dr. Rock)

    Faculty: Dr. Catherine Eubanks-Carter and Dr. Martin Rock 

    Serious and Persistent Mental Illness

    Overview:
    The Clinical PsyD Program at Ferkauf offers specialty training in Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). It focuses on furthering knowledge and research in SPMI, training students in theoretical models, research and treatment. The curriculum is part of the CTP-SPMI Grant awarded to the clinical program in 2012.

    Coursework: Foundations
    Psychopathology
    Assessment and Treatment of Severe and Persistent Mental Illness
    Psychopharmacology

    Coursework: Research Courses
    Etiology&Phenomenology.of Bipolar Mood Disorders I & II

    Faculty:
    Dr. Van Meter, Dr. Schumpf, Dr. McGinn, Dr. West

    Colloquia:
    Experts in the field provide additional lectures on SPMI topics at FGSP, sponsored by the CTP-SPMI Grant.

    Fieldwork: Students may elect SPMI focused Externships in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year. They may also apply for our affiliated internship for their 5th year of full-time training at Bronx Psychiatric Center.

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