Course: Personality Structure and Dynamics (PY-532-2) 

Exploration of major theories of personality, with emphasis on the psychodynamic approaches most influential among mental health professionals generally and art therapists in particular. The classical psychoanalytic drive/conflict model, the ego analytic defense/adaptation model, relational approaches (e.g., interpersonal and object relations schools), Jungian, humanistic/existential, and cognitive/behavioral approaches will be considered. Students are required to read primary sources and evaluate the influence of those theories on clinical thinking. In addition, there will be a brief review of each theorist's biography in its historical context and how the prevailing intellectual climate of that era shaped the formulation of each theory. 3 credits

Faculty:Credit: Day/Time:Pre-Regs:
Mazen3LECW 1:00 PM 3:20 PM

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