Technique II: Basic Concepts and Beginning Phase
Carmela Perri, Ph.D.
January 22, 2018 - April 9, 2018
7:00 - 8:25 PM
This course will for most students lead up to the beginning of the first analytic case. It aims to develop in the student a solid grasp of the essential principles of psychoanalytic technique, with special reference to the initial phases of analysis. Technical literature from Freud to the present will be reviewed, with an emphasis on basic papers of clinical content. Topics to be considered include: the Analytic Situation; Transference; Countertransference; Interpretation; Beginning the Analysis; Conversion from Psychotherapy; Special Problems of the Student Situation; Early Phase Difficulties such as Acting out, Silence, Use of Medication, Technical Clichés; Basic Aspects of Abstinence vs. Self-Disclosure; The Analytic Instrument; Introduction to Dream Analysis; Boundary Violations. Clinical case material will be used throughout as provided by the instructor, the students, and the case records of the Hartmann Supervisory Seminars.
No class held 2/19.
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Not yet posted. Course will be 11 sessions.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify and respond to transference and countertransference manifestations;
2. establish the analytic frame, interpret patient material;
3. treat patients in clinical situations such as acting out, conversion to analysis, and need for psychopharmacological medication.
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).