Intro to Theory and Practice of Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Therapy
Robert Smith, M.D.
Marianne Goldberger, M.D.
September 6, 2017 - November 8, 2017
7:00 - 8:20 PM
This course focuses on essential elements of the clinical situation that apply to both analysis and psychotherapy, such as how one listens, the concepts of "clinical surface" and depth, psychic reality, creating an atmosphere of safety, the developmental point of view, the effect of theory on technique, signs of early trauma, recognition of "character," and transference-countertransference. The concepts will be illustrated with detailed process notes from a psychotherapy case provided by one of the instructors.
No class held 9/20, 11/1
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
The readings are posted.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the scientific and intellectual milieu in which Freud worked and elaborated his theories.
2. Explain the various, characteristic ways in which psychoanalysts have theorized about Mental Organization, Development, Psychopathology and Treatment.
Each student's participation in class discussion and his or her demonstration of understanding of the course objectives and reading material is assessed in a written evaluation by the instructor(s).