|PS 101: Psychoanalytic Diagnosis I
||This is the first term of a two term Phase I course to be taken as the Resident is about ready to begin clinical work under supervision. The course begins with a discussion of diagnosis, its meaning and utility, as well as an introduction to the DSM, ICD and PDM diagnostic systems.
Course material emphasizes psychoanalytic conceptualizations of anxiety, hysteria, obsession, depression, and other neurotic conditions, and links these diagnoses to appropriate treatment techniques. A discussion of trauma is included as well. Prerequisites: Freud I and II
|PS 102: Psychoanalytic Diagnosis II
||This is the second term of a two term Phase I course to be taken as the Resident is beginning to work with patients under supervision. Course material emphasizes psychoanalytic conceptualizations of more severe pathologies such as narcissism, defects of the self, and borderline and psychotic conditions. The course includes a discussion of character configurations and treatment mechanisms. A discussion of trauma is incorporated throughout both terms of this course. Prerequisite: Psychoanalytic Diagnosis I
|PS 105: Freud I: Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory and Process
||This course is the first of a two-term course that will introduce students to basic concepts of psychoanalysis as conceptualized by its founder Sigmund Freud. Through an overview of Freud’s writings from 1893 to 1922, students develop familiarity with essential psychoanalytic thinking and concepts, such as Freud’s initial formulations of hysteria, narcissism, drive and instinct, repression, and the topographical theory. Reference is made to contemporary formulations of these primary concepts.
|PS 106: Freud II: Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory and Process
||This course is the second of a two-term course that introduces students to basic concepts of psychoanalysis as conceptualized by its founder Sigmund Freud. Through an overview of Freud’s writings from 1922 to 1940, students develop familiarity with essential psychoanalytic concepts and thinking, such as the structural theory, Freud’s elaboration of clinical theory through his technique papers and case studies, and his understanding of social phenomena. Reference is made to contemporary formulations of these primary concepts. Prerequisite: Freud I
|PS 107: Human Growth and Development I
||This two-term course will examine selected bio/psycho/social issues in human growth and
development from a psychoanalytic perspective. The course this term is organized around different theoretical viewpoints on human development and will focus on birth through adolescence. Throughout both terms, attention is paid to the ways in which human development is influenced by the reciprocal interaction of primary caregiver, family, and ever-widening social environments.
|PS 108: Human Growth and Development II
||The second term of this two-term course will examine selected bio/psycho/social issues in human growth and development over the life span and the psychoanalytic theories that deal with them. Growth and Development II will cover the developmental concepts of several more psychoanalytic theorists and then cover the period of adolescence through death. Concepts from the traditional models, feminist theory, cultural contexts and spiritual development will be considered. We will continue to consider the ways in which human development is influenced by the reciprocal interaction of the family and ever-widening social environments.
Prerequisite: Growth and Development I
|PS 109 Use of Dreams in Psychoanalysis
||This seminar provides an intensive study of Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. Situating The Interpretation of Dreams in its historical context, and against the background of texts that help us to understand what is specific about the book’s
breakthrough, we will appreciate why the initial topic of psychoanalytic research was not sexuality, nor the ego, but memory, and why Freud’s radically new theoretical integrations and innovative technical procedures gave rise to psychoanalysis as a new form of science and of therapeutic practice. Using this book and updating it where appropriate, this course will focus on techniques of dream interpretation and on the topographic theory of dream construction as conceptualized in the text.
To be taken at the end of Phase I courses, once Residents have begun to work with patients
|PS 110: Jung I: The Symbolic Nature of the Psyche
||This is the first of a two-part course designed to introduce the historical context of the development of depth psychology, the main theoretical concepts advanced by Jung, and the application in clinical practice of symbolic thinking in the treatment process. Throughout the two terms we will examine the work not only of contemporary Jungians, but we will also explore intersections and divergences with other psychoanalytic models, most particularly neo-Freudian, object relations and relational schools. In the first semester we cover the historical setting of Jung’s contributions to psychoanalysis and introduce some of his theoretical concepts. The close alliance and ultimate rupture of the relationship with Freud played a pivotal role in the shaping of contemporary psychoanalysis and we will examine the path of this relationship, the spark of initial shared interest in the unconscious, the emergence of differences and the final break between the two. The goal here is to understand the similarities and differences, be able to articulate them and move toward the capacity to employ both Freud and Jung’s theories in clinical practice. This first term of these two parts is weighted toward building a deep understanding of the historical development of depth psychology and introducing Jung’s theoretical concepts and their application in clinical practice.
Prerequisite: Freud I and II
|PS 111: Jung II: The Symbolic Nature of the Psyche II
||This second section of the Intro to Jung will build on the first semester. It has two main goals: 1) to give an overview of the major aspects of Jungian theory regarding the structure and dynamics of the psyche and how those theoretical concepts are applied in clinical practice, and 2) to gain a practical understanding of Jungian symbolic thinking, a mythic-poetic approach to clinical listening and interpretation that enables one to add a Jungian approach to the individual’s clinical skillset. We will pay particular attention to dream work, the role of individuation in the analytic process, and interpretation of symbols and archetypes.
Prerequisite: Jung I
|Clinical Case Seminar (CCSa)
Professional Ethics for Psychoanalysis
|In this course, Residents will work toward a knowledge and understanding of what constitutes ethical and legal psychoanalytic practice. We’ll look at the issues that psychoanalysts can encounter as well as situations they can cause or contribute to, and what is the ethical way for an analyst to resolve these situations.
|Clinical Case Seminar (CCSb) Introduction to Psychoanalytic Clinical Practice
||This course introduces Residents to basic psychoanalytic clinical concepts and practices—the frame, defense, resistance, transference and countertransference, unconscious process—in preparation to begin working with patients under supervision in the next semester. Students will be introduced to theoretical, practical and spiritual underpinnings of psychoanalytic clinical work from classical, object relations, developmental, interpersonal and Jungian perspectives.
Course material will address first engagement with a patient and beginning a treatment. Blanton-Peale clinic procedures will be discussed.