Fall 2017 Courses

Saturday Class Schedule: September 9, 16, 23; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9

First Period — 9–10:15
TH6: Freud’s Case-Studies and Papers on Psychoanalytic Technique

Instructor: Wally Fletcher, DMin
Location: PSP Library

This course focuses on Freud’s major case studies and papers on psychoanalytic technique. These works were seminal for generations of practitioners and still provide much for psychotherapists of all orientations to learn from. Particular attention will be given to comparing Freud’s practices with Modern Psychoanalytic approaches.

MD1: Human Maturation and Development Part I

Instructor: Elizabeth Lamb, MSW
Location: Lisa Correale’s Office

This class provides the student with the opportunity to learn, both intellectually and experientially, about the unfolding lives of human beings. Readings include those derived from the analysis of adults and those developed from the direct observation of infants with their mothers. The course emphasizes theories of attachment as they relate to and parallel the development of the therapist-patient relationship and therapeutic interventions.

Second Period — 10:25–11:40
TX1: Modern Psychoanalytic Theory and Treatment Part I

Instructor: Stephen Ellis, PhD
Location: Lisa Correale’s Office

An overview of modern analytic practice focusing on the beginning stages of treatment. Emphasis is given to the resolution of frequently-encountered treatment destructive resistance patterns found in patients and therapists.

E4: Moral Countertransference and Other Ethical Dilemmas

Instructors: Wally Fletcher, DMin; Marie Hartke, MEd; PSP Adjuncts
Location: PSP Library

Third Period — 11:50–1:05
TR1: Transference and Resistance Workshop

Instructor: Stephen Ellis, PhD
Location: Lisa Correale’s Office

Primary emphasis is placed on the experiential understanding of transference and resistance as they occur among class participants. In addition, participants become acquainted with psychoanalytic theories of transference and resistance, especially the modern analytic understanding of narcissistic transference frequently encountered in patients and therapists. These workshops also work on resolving resistances to cooperative functioning with fellow students and faculty, and resistances to speaking spontaneously in professional situations.

Wednesday Class Schedule: September 13, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13

Wednesday Night — 7:00–8:15
GR2: Understanding the Patient: Modern Analytic Group Treatment Reading Course Part I

Instructor: Janet Castellini, MSS
Location: PSP Library

Utilizing case dialogues contributed by students, this class develops hypotheses about the patient and the analyst in order to determine the most effective interventions for each stage of the therapy.

Fall Seminars:

S1 CP Seminar, Fall 2017 Meeting Dates: Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 14, 28, Nov. 11, and Dec. 2.
Spring 2018 Semester Meetings Dates: Jan. 20; Feb. 3, 17; Mar. 3, 17; & April 7

Meets 6 Saturday mornings each semester, for a total of 12 meetings. Matriculated students need to attend all 12 meetings to receive credit for presenting 1 case and attending 14 presentations.

Saturday — 9–10:15 am
S1: Case Presentation Seminar — 2 Semesters

Instructor: Lisa Correale, MSW
Location: PSP Lounge

This seminar provides an opportunity for both students and faculty to write about and present their clinical work in a small group setting. Becoming comfortable with comments and responding to questions is an integral part of these occasional meetings.

S2 Race, Diversity Forum, Fall 2017 Meeting Dates: Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28, 2017

Saturday — 1:30–2:30
S2: Race, Diversity, & Psychoanalysis: A Study and Discussion Forum

Instructor: Aleisa Myles, PsyD
Location: PSP Library


Continuing Education for Counselors and Social Workers

PSP has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6637. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PSP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Participants are eligible to earn CE hours based on the number of groups attended and completion of a brief course evaluation.

The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has preapproved NBCC as a provider of continuing education courses and programs for Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Clinical Social Workers.

PSP Full Semester Courses provide 15 hours CE credit, or per class attended credit.