UO Psychology Graduate Seminar Winter 2006

Trauma & Psychosis

Syllabus (Version: 12 March 2006)

Winter 2006 Psychology 607 Seminar
Title: Sem Trauma & Psychosis
CRN: 24310
Instructors: Jennifer Freyd & Pamela Birrell
Grading option: Optional
Credits: 1-4
Time: T 12:00-13:50 in 143 Straub Hall

Application Form: Instructors Consent is Required for graduate students not enrolled in Psychology graduate program (for both students who wish to register and those who wish to audit). Applications will be considered as long as there is space available.

Course Home Page http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jfreyd/psy607-win06/

Course Materials for Registered Students Located at http://blackboard.uoregon.edu/

Clinical Elective: This seminar can be used as a clinical elective for grad students in UO Clinical Psychology program.

Overview: We will consider empirical research and theory on the relationship between trauma exposure and psychosis, including the illness model of schizophrenia, biological, social and psychological approaches to etiology, pharmacology, and evidence-based psycho-social interventions.

Required book for the course:

J. Read, L.R. Mosher, & R.P. Bentall (Eds) Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia. New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2004.

(This book will be available for purchase in the text book section of the UO bookstore, and will be on reserve at Knight Library.)

Course Work: Students will be expected to attend all class meetings, do all assigned readings, and to participate actively in seminar discussion. In addition each participant will lead a class discussion and, in advance of the class meeting, create a set of discussion questions by the Friday at noon before the Tuesday class. The student will send the questions to the instructor and then the questions will be distributed to the class via email by the instructor prior to the discussion. After the class, the student(s) leading discussion will create a document including the discussion questions, any other presentation material, and capturing important discussion points from class. This revised document must be submitted to the instructor for posting on the course web site by the Wednesday at noon following class. The revised version of the handout must be in either powerpoint, word, or rich text format.


Topics & Readings by Week

(RMB = readings from required book)

January 10: Introduction and Organization

Discussion Leaders: Jennifer Freyd & Pam Birrell

January 17: The Illness model of schizophrenia -- History

Discussion Leader: Bridget Klest


January 24: The Illness model of schizophrenia -- Evidence

Discussion Leader: Dan Friend


January 31: The Illness model of schizophrenia -- Treatment

Discussion Leader: Melissa Foynes


February 7: Social and psychological approaches to understanding madness

Discussion Leader: Annmarie Cholankeril


February 14: Social and psychological approaches to understanding madness

Discussion Leaders: Catherine Tenedios & Aiko Takahashi


February 21: Social and psychological approaches to understanding madness

Discussion Leaders: Mary Ann Winter-Messiers & Shin Shin (Sharon) Tang


February 28: Evidence-based psycho-social interventions

Discussion Leaders: Carolyn Allard & Rie Mizuki


March 7: Evidence-based psycho-social interventions

Discussion Leader: Lisa Cromer


March 14: Summing Up

Discussion Leaders: Pam Birrell & Jennifer Freyd



Course Readings

Primary Text

Readings from special issue on trauma & psychosis of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Additional Readings


Also see

Jennifer Freyd <jfreyd@dynamic.uoregon.edu>
March 2006