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SATURDAY CLASSES

(Note: All classes will be held via videoconference. Saturday Class Schedule: Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4,  2021)

Ego Psychology and Object Relations- Saturdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Instructor: Wally Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

Wallace Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

12 Weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

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 As Freud’s psychoanalytic theory and technique evolved, he placed increasing emphasis on the roles of the ego and its relations with internal and external objects in the emotional life of human beings. It was up to the next generation of analysts, however, to develop these themes in ways that profoundly altered and expanded the psychoanalytic landscape. Thus, this course will focus on the pioneering contributions of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Ronald Fairbairn, Donald Winnicott and Harry Guntrip to modern psychoanalytic theory and technique.

Fundamental Consulting and Facilitation Skills for Modern Psychoanalytic Consulting, Training, and Leadership with Groups and Organizations, 10:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m

Instructor: Wally Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

This course will focus on fundamental Modern Psychoanalytic consulting and facilitation skills for organizational consultants, trainers, leaders and aspirants in a wide range of settings.  During this course in addition to assigned readings, and instructor in-put, participants will develop a proposal and design for a consulting, training, workshop and/or facilitation intervention or event related to the needs of an organization with which they are or aspire to work. This is a course in the application of modern psychoanalytic theory and technique in a variety of organizational roles and settings.

12 weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

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Identifying and Resolving Resistances – Saturdays, 12:20 p.m. -1:50 p.m.

Instructor: William J. Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, NCPsyA

12 Weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

Identifying & Resolving Resistances Description

Drawing upon concepts from classical psychoanalysis, object relations theory, and self-psychology, this course presents a model of the mind that takes into consideration the identification of resistances and their resolution through the use of joins, mirroring, object-oriented questions, and other techniques.  We will explore the interface between theory and practice – the ways in which theoretical constructs can be translated into the clinical situation.  The underlying contention is that the resistant patient has not yet confronted certain intolerably painful realities about his past and present objects.  Instead, he protects himself from the pain of knowing the truth about his objects by clinging to misperceptions of them.

WEEKNIGHT CLASSES

Dreams and Psychoanalytic Treatment- Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer A. Neely, LCSW-R, NCPsyA, and Guest Faculty

12 weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

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Freud famously pronounced dreams as the “royal road to the unconscious” and gave their interpretation a privileged place in psychoanalytic practice. While later psychoanalytic theory and technique has tended to place less emphasis on dream work in analysis, most analysts agree that the exploration of dreams can play an important role in treatment. This course is an overview of the essential contributions to our understating of dreams. It will consider the role of dreams and primary process thinking in the emotional lives of human beings and its implications for modern psychoanalytic treatment. We will reflect on the place of the theory of creation of dreams and their uses on the history of psychoanalytic thought.

Case Presentation Workshop- Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Instructors:

Khary Atif, MSS, MLSP, LCSW     Lisa Correale, MSW, NCPsyA

                                     

12 Weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

Classes Begin September 15th, 2021

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Psychoanalytic institutes offer a unique opportunity for students to incorporate didactic and experiential learning into practical application in the psychoanalytic treatment of patients. Concomitant with coursework, and as her psychoanalytic caseload grows, the student develops skills in gathering patient history, assessing and diagnosing, exploring resistances, identifying defense structures and developmental undercurrents, and understanding the patient-therapist dynamics.

The case presentation requirement at PSP is intended to provide a learning tool for both the “presenter” and the participant-audience. During the semester, each student is expected to present sections from the written case material as well as engage in class discussion.

Human Maturation & Development, Part I, From Conception to Age Two – Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Cristiane M. Irey, PsyD, NCPsyA 

12 weeks- 18 CE’s

$450

Classes Begin September 16th, 2021

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This course explores human maturation and development in the first two years of life.  It concentrates on the importance of child’s early experiences, particularly on the dyad mother-infant relationships, including the role of the father, developmental neuroscience, attachment theory and research and the child’s personality development. It approaches development through the psychoanalytic work of Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Margaret Mahler, Donald Winnicott, Mary Ainsworth, John Bowlby, and others. Some Freud’s concepts will be reviewed, including the analysis of “Little Hans”.