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Coursework

Coursework in sexuality, women, and gender are offered every semester in the Counseling & Clinical Department. Please log in to the Course Schedule to find out exact times and day of the week. We will soon be creating a registry of courses offered in other departments of Teachers College. If you are teaching a course or know of one that we should include, please email us at swgproject@tc.columbia.edu.

SPRING/SUMMER 2016 (MORE COMING SOON)

Mother Matrix: Developmental and Clinical Implications (CCPX 4126)
Spring 2016
Thursdays 1:00-2:40pm
Dr. Aurélie Athan

Perinatal Mental Health (CCPX 4199)
Spring 2016
Tuesdays 7:20-9pm
Dr. Shara Brofman

Women and Mental Health (CCPX 4125)
Spring 2016
Tuesdays 9am-10:40am
Dr. Raia Margo

Brave New Birth: Psychosocial Issues in Reproductive Technology & Genetic Testing (CCPX 4199)
Summer 2016
Monday/Wednesdays 6:55-9:00pm
Dr. Karen Hurley. 

CCPJ 4199: Special Topics: Working with LGBTWQ Couples and Families
TBA
Dr. Gregory Payton

FALL COURSES 2015

Mother-Child Matrix (CCPX 4126)
Aurelie Athan
Fall: Thursdays 1:00-2:40pm
 
Microaggressions in Institutional Climates (CCPJ 4050)
Derald W. Sue
Fall: Mondays, 03:00 pm-04:40 pm
 
LGBT(Q) Issues In Psychology and Education (CCPJ 4180)
Melanie Brewster
Fall: Online
 
Psychology of Human Sexuality (CCPX 40361)
Sari Locker
Fall: Thursdays 1:30-3:10pm
 
Women And Mental Health (CCPX 4125)
N. Nereo
Fall: Thursdays, 9:00-10:40am

ELECTIVE OFFERINGS OUTSIDE OF CCP

Aesthetics of Technology (A&H 4089)
C. Moffett
Fall: Mondays 7:20-9:00pm
 
Gender Difference & Curriculum (C&T 4032)
S. McCall
Fall: Mondays, 07:20 pm-09:00 pm
 
Gender, Education, & International Development (ITSF 5008)
R Cortina
Fall: Mondays, 3:00-4:40pm
 
Media and Gender (A&H 4065)
J. Broughton
Fall: Thursdays 7:20-9:00pm
 
Trauma and Violence (A&H 4130)
J. Broughton
Fall: Wednesdays 7:20-9:00pm


CONCENTRATION IN SEXUALITY, WOMEN & GENDER

PSYCHOLOGY IN EDUCATION PROGRAM

The MA in Psychology and Education within the Clinical Psychology Program provides students in the General Track with the ability to concentrate their credits in a particular area of study. These concentrations are designed to accommodate the special interests and strengths of students by allowing them to focus on a particular are of sub-specialty. In order to qualify for one of these areas of concentration, a student must be enrolled as a matriculated student in the 36-credit MA-degree Program in Psychology and Education and on the General Track.

This area of focus prepares students to envision and implement the next wave of theories and practices to improve well-being of persons with the above identities. Students will sample and apply women, gender, and sexuality theories to better understand the psychological and social lives of understudied groups such as women, LGB and Transgendered persons. This concentration is also relevant to the study of the human development of gender differences and roles (“masculinities/feminities”), sex and intimacy, reproductive and maternal mental health, and violence against women (VAW), among others. The ONE requirement is CCPX 4125 or CCPJ 4180. Please choose THREE additional courses from the list below. Total = 4 courses/12 credits.

REQUIRED:

  • CCPX 4125: Women & Mental Health (3)   or
  • CCPJ 4180: LGBTQ Issues

ELECTIVE:

  • CCPX 4199: LGBT Mental Health (3)
  • CCPX 4126: Mother-Child Matrix (3)
  • CCPX 4036: The Psychology of Human Intimacy (3)
  • CCPJ 4030: Reconstructing Gender: Exploring Transgender Experiences
  • A&HF: Gender & Violence (3)
  • A&HF 4199: Media & Gender (3)
  • C&T 4032: Gender, Difference & Curriculum (3)
  • Any 4199 Special Topics course offered within these areas of study

* Students are able to propose course options they have sourced independently.

** If you are offering a course on any related subjects please contact us and we will add to the list.


CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN SEXUALITY, WOMEN AND GENDER IN PSYCHOLOGY AND EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING & CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

The SWG Project now offers the first New York State approved certificate program of its kind - a world-renowned training ground for the next generation of educators, researchers, practitioners, administrators, and activists interested in learning the next wave of theories and practices to improve the well-being for LGBTQ individuals and women.

TO APPLY FOR THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM CLICK HERE FOR ADMISSIONS

The application requirements include:

It is rolling admission and is open to everyone.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

Interested students may receive certification upon completion of:

  • 15 points of specialized curricular requirements (9 of which must be completed within CCP)
  • A research paper covering the student’s research and practice interests
  • A semester long practice/volunteer experience.

TRACKS

Exciting changes to the 15 point SWG certificate are here at TC! Starting this semester, students can either opt for the general certificate program or a more specialized curriculum by having a focused plan of study. The different foci of the certificate are:

A. GENERAL FOCUS:

The certificate's required classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health (original program of study as approved by NY State). 

B. REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL WELL-BEING FOCUS: (click here fore more)

The certificate's core classes are CCPX 4125 Women and Mental Health and CCPX 4126 Mother Child Matrix.

C. LGBTQ FOCUS:

The certificate's core classes are CCPJ 4180 LGBTQ Issues in Psychology and Education and CCPJ 4130 Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology

The Curriculum

Students must take nine points (e.g., three classes) within Counseling and Clinical Psychology (CCP).  The following are a list of approved courses that may be used for the certificate program. Courses in bold are required for the certificate depending on your focus. * Denotes that this course is available in an online format:

  • CCPJ 4050  Microaggressions in Institutional Climates
  • CCPJ 4180  LGBT(Q) Issues in Psychology*
  • CCPJ 4030  Transgender Issues in Counseling and Psychology
  • CCPJ 4165  Consultation in Community Agencies and Resources
  • CCPJ 5164  Multicultural Perspective in Counseling and Psychology
  • CCPJ 4068  Counseling Women
  • CCPX 4125  Women and Mental Health*
  • CCPX 4126  The Mother-Child Matrix: Developmental and Clinical Implications
  • CCPX 4036  Psychology of Human Intimacy
  • CCPX 4199  LBGTQ Psychology
  • CCPX 4199  Perinatal Mental Health
  • CCPX 4199  Brave New Birth: Psychosocial Issues in Reproductive Technology & Genetic Testing

The remaining six points (e.g., two classes) should come from outside of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department. The following list is not comprehensive and continues to expand and grow each semester. Be sure to check the course catalogue for updates.

  • HUDK 5123     Psychological Development of Women
  • HBSS 4122       Women’s Health
  • HBSS 4133       Human Sexuality Education*
  • HBSV 4011      Women and weight, eating problems and body image
  • C&T 4032        Gender Difference and Curriculum
  • ITSF 5008       Gender, education and international development
  • A&HB 4140     Latina Narratives
  • A&HF 4130     Gender & Violence (3)
  • A&HF 4199     Media & Gender (3)

Students should register for zero points of independent study, via either of these course codes, when they complete their semester long practicum/fieldwork volunteer:

  • CCPJ 6902      Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer 
  • CCPX 4900Independent Study (along with semester long practice/volunteer

Research project

Students completing the certificate program will also be required to complete a research project that increases their knowledge and awareness of a chosen domain of interest (as it pertains to sexuality, women and gender). Some examples of appropriate research project topics include: understanding the relationship between minority stress and attachment satisfaction of sexual minorities; the impact of gender discrimination on career satisfaction of women in male dominated professions; understanding the link between first generation female college students and academic self-efficacy; understanding marginalization faced by partners of transgender individuals.

Semester Long Volunteer/Service Experience

The certificate program in Sexuality, Women and Gender is strongly committed to social justice and multiculturalism as it pertains to issues of equity and access for sexual and gender minorities and women. In the spirit of this commitment, all candidates for certificate program will be expected to complete a semester long volunteer/service experience in an agency that serves the aforementioned populations.


Brochure.GIF

For courses on Women & Gender across the various schools on the CU campus (please check to see if/when they are being offered), download this brochure here.

  •     the subjective  and intrapsychic experience of women
  •     women’s relationship to their bodies & reproductive health
  •     the legal and political realities of women’s lives
  •     the global reach of violence against women and maternal mortality