Child Development: Latency and Pre-Adolescence
Mary Sickles, M.D.
Sarah Fox, M.D.
January 10, 2018 - March 28, 2018
8:40 - 10:00 PM
This course will focus on the psychoanalytic understanding of development from the resolution of the Oedipus Complex to puberty. We will study ego development, character formation and the elaboration of defensive structure based upon the increasing complexity of ego function and the crystallization of the super-ego. The similarities and differences in development during latency in boys and girls will be discussed. A major goal will be to demonstrate how the developmental issues of latency appear clinically in the analyses of both adults and children.
No class held 2/14.
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
The readings are posted.
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).