PSY 4331 Workshops:

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2014

Spring 2014

Psychology of Fear – January 25th & February 1st

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

Exploration of Addiction – February 22nd & March 1st

I GOT WHATCHU WANT, I GOT WHATCHU NEED: AN EXPLORATION OF ADDICTIONS. This seminar will discuss a variety of addictions including: substance abuse, eating disorders, pornography, body dysmorphic, and self-harm behaviors. Presenter will discuss common additions utilizing real-world cases to exemplify the research. The impact and influence of brain functions and neurotransmitters will be discussed to give students a basic knowledge of important neural systems. The lecture will explore the impact and influence dopamine has in the addictive neural pathways of cementing addictions. Students will be asked to theorize and conceptualize factors that may contribute to addictions. At the end of this course students will be given a grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The grade will be determined by a student’s participation in the lecture and engagement in the course.

INSTRUCTOR: Brenda Ototiva, MSBS, LADC

 

Differences in Relationships Between Men and Women – March 1st & 8th       

We always hear the words "he said ... she said" in relationships between the sexes.  In this workshop we will investigate the many differences in relationships between a man and a woman involving friendship, dating, courtship, engagement, marriage, parenting, attraction, jealousy, sex, thought-processing, needs assessment, separation models, and infidelity issues.  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 in this class.

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

 

Dissociation Related Disorder – March 29th & Apr 5th

The seminar concerns itself with DSM-5 disorders that have dissociative aspects (e.g., Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder). It focuses on the type and intensity of antecedents associated with each disorder, as well as with the psychological, neurological, physiological, spiritual, and social aspects of symptom presentation and therapeutic interventions. This course results in a letter grade.

Instructor: William Robinson, MS

  

Boys to Men: The Creation of Masculinity in Little Boys – April 12th & 19th

Me Tarzan … You Jane!”  Mothers, watch out.  Your little boy wants to grow up.  The student will investigate the masculine needs of the male gender and the developmental stages involving male maturity, as well as, the issues that surround this wonderful part of life!  The student will be challenged to look at concepts and theoretical models portraying boys that are “wild at heart” and the boy’s need to “capture the key” from their mothers to run with the “wild man.”  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

 

Death and Dying – April 5th & 12th

An in-depth study of the last years of our lives, the rituals surrounding death in the United States and around the world. A grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory and the grade will be determined based on class participation.                

Instructor: Nancy Stinson, MHR

Systemic Neurobiology – April 19th & 26th

The course considers therapeutic interventions that can benefit and reduce human discomforts ranging from loneliness through ADHD to PTSD.  We will consider the psychological, biological, spiritual, and social aspects of symptom reduction through social     interaction both in close interpersonal relationships and sociability in general. The course results in a letter grade.

Instructor: William Robinson, MS

 

Summer 2014

Addictive Relationships-June 21st & 28th

The course will include concern for the psychological, social,  physiological, and spiritual components of relationship dynamics to include compulsive, obsessive, co- and counter-dependent, as well as more effective relationships.

Instructor: William Robinson, MS

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

 

 Mind Brain Theory – September 13th & 20th  

Have you ever wondered how the mind relates to the brain? This short course will examine a variety of perspectives, from antiquity to modern times to support a “working synthesis” for future study, research and decision making.

 Students will be asked to complete a short take home assignment and briefly share ideas on the second Saturday.

Instructor: Richard Waguespack, Ph.D.

 

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

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