Summer 2021 - PSYC 461 D100

Advanced Topics in Social Psychology (4)

Couples Resarch and Therapy

Class Number: 3844

Delivery Method: Remote

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201, 210, 260, 60 units, and a CGPA of 3.0. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.

COURSE DETAILS:

This class is scheduled to meet on zoom three days a week from 10.30am p 12.20pm. This class time is synchronous and you must be able to attend all sessions with your camera on. If you cannot attend all synchronous sessions with your camera on, please do not enroll in this course. We will not use every class hour in person, the full schedule will be available at the start of the course. 

We will meet M/W/F 10.30am - 12.20pm on Zoom from May 12-June 21, 2021

This course will focus on research on couples therapy and its application. You will learn about a variety of therapeutic orientations, focusing on empirically supported treatments (e.g., cognitive-behavioural couple therapy, emotion-focused therapy). Special issues such as ethics, affairs, divorce, violence, and individual psychopathology or health issues will also be discussed.

Topics:
History of couples therapy; ethical issues in couples therapy; assessment of couples; empirically supported couples therapies; relationship education; treatment of special issues (aggression, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, individual issues); diversity in couples therapy; divorce and separation.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Students will be able to describe the basis for and the general components of several empirically supported couples' therapies, to discuss and analyze the outcome research on couples therapies, conduct basic informational interviews with couples. You will NOT be able to work clinically with couples at the end of this class.

Grading

  • Participation: 12%
  • Analytical papers: 24%
  • Personal reflections: 10%
  • Seminar faciliatation: 20%
  • Couple interview paper: 34%
  • PLEASE NOTE; This evaluation breakdown is tentative

NOTES:

This class is scheduled to meet on zoom three days a week from 10.30am p 12.20pm. This class time is synchronous and you must be able to attend all sessions with your camera on. If you cannot attend all synchronous sessions with your camera on, please do not enroll in this course. We will not use every class hour in person, the full schedule will be available at the start of the course. The evaluation breakdown below is tentative.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Text: Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy (5th edition). eText ISBN: 9781462520930, 1462520936

https://www.vitalsource.com/en-ca/products/clinical-handbook-of-couple-therapy-fifth-edition-alan-s-gurman-v9781462520930

There are older versions of this text, but they may not have the same chapters as the newest version. There is a copy of this ebook in the SFU library.

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).