Dr. Dauphin teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses.

Undergraduate 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.

Graduate Courses
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 situation.

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.