Spring 2018 Courses

Saturday Class Schedule: January 27;  February 3, 10, 17, 24;  March 3, 10, 17, 24;  April 7, 14, 21

First Period —  9:00 am – 10:15 am
TH6: Clinical Perspectives on Freud’s Social Thought and Activism

Instructor: Wally Fletcher, DMin
Location: PSP Library

MD2: Human Maturation and Development, Part II

Instructor: Elizabeth Lamb, MSW
Location: Executive Director’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.

CP: Case Presentation Seminar — (continuation from Fall semester)

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.

(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.)


Second Period — 10:25 am – 11:40 am
TX8: Dreams and Primary Process

Instructors: Wally Fletcher, DMin; PSP Adjuncts
Location: PSP Library

TX2: Modern Psychoanalytic Theory and Treatment, Part II

Instructor: Stephen Ellis, PhD
Location: Executive Director’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.


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

Instructor: Stephen Ellis, PhD
Location: Executive Director’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.


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

Instructor: Aleisa Myles, PsyD
Location: PSP Library


Wednesday Class Schedule: January 31;  February 7, 14, 21, 28;  March 7, 14, 28;  April 4, 11, 18

Wednesday Night — 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
GR3: Understanding the Patient: Modern Analytic Group Treatment Reading Course Part II

Instructor: Janet Castellini, MS
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.


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.