PSY 4331 Workshops:

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments – September 27th & October 4th

This workshop will cover the signs and symptoms of the various types of depression, the causes of depression, and some of the treatments for depression. Students will be placed in groups for some group work and will receive a grade of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Instructor: Michael Franklin, MSW

 

Psychology of Dreaming – September 6th & 13th         

This workshop will focus upon the psychological theories of dreams according to S. Freud, C. Jung, A. Adler, and other theorists. Other areas will include sleep stages and physical characteristics influencing psychological dream states. This class does not count toward psychology required or major elective credit, only general elective credit. Full attendance is required for this class. Students enrolled in this workshop for university credit will receive a letter grade.

Instructor:  Derek Kirby, LPC, LMFT, LBP, MAMFC, MARE, MBS

 

Aggression: Therapy and Theory – September 6th & 13th

The seminar concerns itself with cognitive, behavioral, systemic and social-role, and spiritual theories that address anger management and aggressions in general that are evident in society, home, and the workplace. Emotional IQ and other theories for therapy will be a focus as well as the sources of aggression in individuals, relationships, workplace, and society. The course will result in a letter grade.

Instructor: William Robinson, MS

 

Psychological Trauma – September 27th & October 4th

The seminar will consider the nature and aftermath of traumatic stressors with a focus on therapies that are evidence-based for the amelioration of PTSD symptoms. They include therapies based on theories of cognitive-behavioral, physiological, systemic and social-role, and spiritual counseling. The course will result in a letter grade.

Instructor: William Robinson, MS

 

Psychology of Fear – October 11th & 25th

Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh MY!!!" Why do we show fear? Why do we show fear when we shouldn't? This seminar will investigate the psychological theories of fear, the 5 basic types of fears, categorization of fear and phobia, biological and neurological concepts of fear, social learning and conditioning of fear, fear addiction and magnetism, and overcoming fear. This class will utilize individual and group process and discussion, and may be used only as an elective for graduation. Students enrolled in this class for university credit will receive a letter grade. Attendance and            interaction is required for this class.

Instructor:  Derek Kirby, LPC, LMFT, LBP, MAMFC, MARE, MBS

 

Increasing Self Understanding through Group Work – November 1st & 8th

This workshop will perform several activities that increase self-understanding in groups (e.g. bag therapy, genograms). Students will need to bring ten magazines, a pair of scissors, stick glue, and knowledge of much of their family history (e.g. names, DOB, age of death, mental health, communication networks, substance abuse, and domestic violence). Students will receive a grade of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

Instructor: Michael Franklin, MSW

 

The Step-Family – November 8th & 15th

Even Cinderella had to deal with step-sisters.  Divorce or death, and then remarriage involves many new complexities and relationships.  This seminar will investigate the family dynamics of step-families, relationships in step-families, step-parenting, power and equality within the blended family, children's issues of "intact and step" relationships, financial pressures in step-families, and issues involved in being the step-child.  This class will utilize individual and group process, and may be used only as an elective for graduation.  Students enrolled in this class for university credit will receive a letter grade.  Attendance and interaction is required for this class.

Instructor:  Derek Kirby, LPC, LMFT, LBP, MAMFC, MARE, MBS

Forensic Psychology - September 13th and 20th

Spring 2015

PSY 4331 Stress Management

Instructor:  Patrick Copeland

This workshop will provide students with basic tools to manage stress. Factors that impact psychological stress will be explored. Students will earn a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade based on attendance and class participation.

 

PSY 4331: Adult Children of Alcoholics

Instructor: William Robinson

The course concerns itself with thirteen natural, predictable, and treatable characteristics of a subset of people who have made inordinate adjustments to original family compulsive behaviors including, yet not limited to, alcohol use. Our focus is on recognizing, managing, and providing therapeutic interventions for this often beguiling symptom constellation. The course results in a letter grade.

 

PSY 4331 Trauma: Learned Empowerment

Instructor: William Robinson

Students will be exposed to the psychological, neurobiological, cognitive-behavioral, and spiritual components of treatment for survivors of overwhelming stress and the research and theories that support evidence-based therapeutic interventions. The course results in a letter grade.

 

PSY 4331  Infidelity

Instructor: Derek Kirby

Is it cheating … adultery … having an affair?  Is it the subjective feeling that my spouse or lover has violated the rules of the relationship?  This seminar will investigate different theories and concepts involving “infidelity” such as betrayal, jealousy, rivalry, emotional and physical issues, assumptions, and expectations that develop and are assumed in a heterosexual relationship.  This class will utilize lecture format with individual, group process, and discussion. Students enrolled in this class for university credit will receive a letter grade.  Attendance and interaction is required for this class.

 

PSY 4331 Well-being

Instructor:  Paul James

This workshop will provide students with a basic understanding of the concept of psychological well-being as it applied to overall health and wellness both in the United States and cross culturally. Factors that impact overall psychological well-being will be explored. Students will earn a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade based on attendance and class participation. 

Contact Information

Dr. Mary Dzindolet
Department of Psychology
School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Nance Boyer, Room 1056

2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
580.581.2380 Voice
580.581.2623 Fax
marydz@cameron.edu