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Spring 2021 Courses:

(Note: All classes will be held via videoconference. Saturday Class Schedule: Jan. 23, 30; Feb. 6, 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 10, 17, 24  2021)

Freud’s Case Studies and Papers on Technique- Saturdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Instructor: Wally Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

Wallace Fletcher, D Min, NCPsyA

12 Weeks- 15 CE’s

$360- Matriculated Student/$450 Non-Matriculated Student

This course will focus 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.

Human Maturation & Development, Part II- Saturdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m.

Instructor: Elizabeth Lamb, MSW

Mary Elizabeth Lamb, MSW

12 Weeks- 15 CE’s

$360- Matriculated Student/$450 Non-Matriculated Student

This course explains the constitutional and environmental factors in the first stages of life that contribute to or inhibit maturation. This class provides students the opportunity to learn, both intellectually and experientially, about the unfolding lives of human beings. Readings include those derived from the analyses of adults as well as 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. This perspective provides a framework to begin to assess and investigate questions about where a patient might present on an emotional—developmental continuum. Driven by student participation and in response to the assigned readings, the class is conducted in an environment where student-therapists can each learn in his or her own way, and at his or her own pace.

 

Culture and Diversity in Psychoanalysis- Saturdays, 10:25-11:40 a.m.

Instructors: Andre Steven Watson, PsyD, and Cristiane M. Irey, PsyD, NCPsyA

For more information about the course click here: CultDiverseDescript2021

12 Weeks- 15 CE’s

$360- Matriculated Student/$450 Non-Matriculated Student

This course will address the complex and intersecting issues of diverse identities and social justice in modern psychoanalytic practice. The course will help students strengthen their cultural sensitivity and explore issues of power, privilege, oppression, and prejudice as they pertain to the therapeutic relationship. Similarity and difference between therapist and patient, in terms of relative privilege and disadvantage, frames this intersectional exploration. We will examine multiple dimensions of identity, including race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, and immigration status. Students will have the opportunity to discuss how culture and diversity emerge in transference, countertransference, and the therapeutic process.

Interpretation in Modern Psychoanalytic Treatment – Saturdays, 11:50 a.m. -1:05 p.m.

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

12 Weeks- 15 CE’s

$360- Matriculated Student/$450 Non-Matriculated Student

Ever since Freud’s earliest contributions to technique, the use of interpretation in treatment has been at the center of psychoanalysis.  Although, for the modern analyst, not the only procedure used in bringing about change, the use of interpretation is certainly one of the major ones, and quite likely one of the most powerful ones.  The vast majority of therapists employ interpretations to varying degrees and in different styles.  Yet, surprisingly, little agreement has been reached with respect to their place, role, depth, timing or art of interpretation.  This course will compare the use of interpretation as used in the classical mode; of psychoanalysis and that used by the modern psychoanalyst along with the viewpoints of several other orientations. We will explore the uses to which interpretations are put by the patient and the particular needs of the therapist in deciding whether to interpret or not to interpret.

Human Maturation & Development, Part IV, Oedipal through Latency- Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Instructor: Cristiane M. Irey, PsyD, NCPsyA 

12 weeks- 15 CE’s

$300 Matriculated Student/$375 Non-Matriculated Student

Classes Begin January 19th, 2021

This class explores the literature, ourselves and others in order to understand the process of maturation from ages 3 to 12. Readings focus on the process of maturation taking into consideration the idiographic and nomothetic perspective. It provides a framework to begin to assess and investigate questions about where a patient might present on an emotional—developmental continuum. Class discussion is intended to offer an opportunity to develop empathy with patients by re-experiencing those feelings that are lived in one’s own life and with one’s family of origin. Driven by student participation informed by the assigned readings, the class is conducted in an environment where each student-therapists can learn respecting one’s way and pace.

Case Presentation Workshop- Wednesdays, 5:00-6:15 p.m.

Instructor: Lisa Correale, MSW, NCPsyA

12 Weeks- 15 CE’s

$360- Matriculated Student/$450 Non-Matriculated Student

Classes Begin January 20th, 2021

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.