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2016 Summer Seminars - JHU Students 

Below are the courses available for current Johns Hopkins SOE students and non-JHU students at the 2016 Summer Seminars. Click the course titles to expand the course description. Registration for classes is available through the SIS website.

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860.640 Introduction to Positive Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the study of topics related to happiness and the positive aspects of human experience. Emphasis will be placed on the significance of optimism, well-being, resilience, strong social connections and the value of contributing to something bigger than oneself. Positive psychology interventions will be addressed.

Instructor: Johnny Parker
Location: Columbia
Cost: August 12-13
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 1 credit
Cost: $740


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860.616 Achieving Change with Difficult Clients
The mechanisms and processes of therapeutic change are detailed according to the latest research literature, and applied in the context of working with defiant, unmotivated, or otherwise resistant clients. Much of the course is devoted to providing specific techniques and strategies that are directly relevant to positive outcomes.

Instructor: Fred Hanna
Location: Homewood
Cost: July 29-30
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 1 credit
Cost: $740


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860.561 Adolescent Suicide: Counseling Assessment and Prevention
Participants review potential indicators leading to adolescent suicide. Students consider psychosocial factors of adolescent suicide, the influence of the school environment and support systems, the parenting process, and data on the incidence of suicide with emphasis on counseling intervention, assessment, and prevention strategies.

Instructor: Jeffrey T. Mitchell
Location: Homewood
Cost: June 24-25
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 1 credit
Cost: $740


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860.528 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
This course provides an overview of the etiology of and issues critical to the diagnosis and treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An emphasis is placed on the understanding of historical trends and contemporary theoretical and clinical models.

Instructor: Jeffrey T. Mitchell
Location: Homewood
Cost: July 15-16
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 1 credit
Cost: $740


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863.650 Working with Children's Contemporary Issues of Grief and Trauma
This course recognizes a multitude of loss and grief issues faced by children in a contemporary world. Students gain an understanding of children's complicated grief issues including suicide, homicide, AIDS, violence, abuse, bullying, terrorism, and trauma. Through the use of case studies, students learn how to utilize specific clinical techniques when working with children experiencing traumatic loss. Participants gain an awareness of normal grief responses in children, tasks of grief, myths of grief, and techniques useful in helping children grieve. Students learn practical ways to respond to children's grief reactions and questions and learn grief resolution techniques to work with children in educational and counseling situations. They also learn how to recognize behaviors that signal loss and how to identify at-risk and traumatized children.

Instructor: Linda Goldman
Location: Columbia
Cost: July 11-15
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 3.00 credits
Cost: $2,220


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861.513 Integrating Alternative Approaches to Mental Wellness
The course titled Integrating Alternative Approaches to Mental Wellness seeks to include culturally diverse counseling practices such as mindfulness, yoga meditation, and expressive arts combining them with conventional psychotherapies such as Adlerian, existential, Gestalt, behavioral & cognitive behavioral therapies. It builds on the foundation established in Counseling Theory & Practice (ED.861.502) wherein students introspect, analyze & synthesize essential concepts from various psychotherapeutic theories aiming to develop a personalized integrative theory. The emphasis is on a therapist’s creation of a repertoire of counseling techniques & interventions, drawn from multiple theories and most importantly from the client’s own life practices. Students learn to integrate key concepts from theories such as cognitive, behavioral, existential, Adlerian and Gestalt while concurrently resourcing alternative therapeutic modalities of expressive arts, mindfulness, movement, music, and yoga meditation. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of a therapist’s regard for client’s competence in overcoming challenges to facilitate relief from emotional distress, reprieve from behavioral dysfunction & restructuring of maladaptive cognitive schema.

Instructor: Aparna Ramaswamy
Location: Columbia
Cost: July 25-29
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 3.00 credits
Cost: $2,220


 

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863.526 Introduction to Play Therapy with Children
The major goal of this course is to facilitate students' knowledge, dispositions and skills to counsel children through play therapy and other major theoretical applications. Students' learning will be facilitated through didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and supervised counseling practice with elementary school children. This course also emphasizes the counselor's collaborative work with children's legal guardians/family members. (3 credits)

Instructor: Eric Green
Location: Homewood
Cost: July 18- July 23
Date/Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Credits: 3.00 credits
Cost: $2,220

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