Dr. Dauphin teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses.
Introductory Psychology PYC 100
This course introduces students to the entire field of psychology. It
ranges from discussion of processes of neurons all the way up to the influence
of culture on the psychology of the person. Students engage in readings
from an Introductory Textbook of Psychology, entitled Psychology by Kowalski
and Westen from John Wiley Publishers.
Abnormal Psychology PYC 342
This course addresses definitions and explanations for abnormal psychology
or psychopathology. We start asking many questions about the validity
and usefulness of classifying or categorizing certain experiences as abnormal.
Abnormal Psychology is discussed as a complex phenomenon that defies simple
explanations or causes. Students are introduced to the major diagnostic
system in the United States, namely the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV-TR). We explore various
theories and understanding for a wide variety of human experience.
Assessment I PYC 670
This course is taught to entering Master’s students to the UDM Master’s
program in clinical psychology. We cover the importance and rationale
for psychological assessment. This includes understand theories concerning
the development and use of psychological tests. The first course in the
assessment series focuses on objective tests and clinical interviewing.
Students learn how to conduct a thorough and informative clinical interview.
We discuss theoretical issues concerning the nature of intelligence and
personality. Students learn how to administer the WAIS-III, the MMPI-2,
the Bender-Gestalt Visual Motor Test and the Wechsler Memory Scale. Students
perform several mock evaluations during the semester in order to gain
experience administering and interpreting psychological tests and integrate
this information together to present a brief psychological understanding
of a person.
Assessment II PYC 671
This course is the second in the assessment series in clinical psychology.
We focus on projective methods. Students learn theories concerning projective
tests, controversies concerning the use of projective testing and relevant
scholarly and empirical research in the field. In this course students
learn about the use of the Rorschach. In addition students learn to use
the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) and early memories test. The focus
on understanding narrative content then prepares students to learn the
principles of Core Conflictual Relationship Themes (CCRT) which serves
the purpose of improving assessment skills and preparing students for
understanding clinical material when working with individuals in a psychotherapeutic
Principles of Psychotherapy PYC 688
This is the first course in psychotherapy for students in the Ph.D. clinical
psychology program. This course covers the major concepts of psychoanalysis
and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We explore various aspects of psychoanalytic
process, including transference, countertransference, resistance, interpretive
work, etc. We also explore these issues from various theoretical perspectives
in psychoanalysis, including classical, ego psychology, object relations,
self psychology and relational work.