Course 206
Technique III: Basic Concepts and Middle Phase

Course Description

Instructors
Frances Cohen, M.D.
Howard Bliwise, M.D.
December 11, 2017 - March 19, 2018
Mondays, 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Pre-requisite courses
All first year courses.
Co-requisites
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible for second year courses
Course Description
This course will address core topics in clinical theory and technique: Transference, Countertransference, Therapeutic Alliance, Neutrality, Interpretation, Reconstruction, Resistance, and Insight. The readings and discussions will take up beginning and middle phases and use clinical material from the students’ cases and cases provided by other analysts.

No class held 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19.

Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Not yet posted.

I. Transference

CLASS 1:

REQUIRED READINGS
Bird, B. (1972), Notes on Transference: Universal Phenomenon and the Hardest Part of Analysis. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 20:267-301

Stein, M. (1981), The Unobjectionable Part of the Transference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 29:869-892

Joseph, B. (1985), Transference: The Total Situation. Int. J. Psychoanal. 66:447-454

SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS
Abend, S.M. (1993). Inquiry into the Fate of the Transference in Psychoanalysis. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 41:627-625 (on PEP)


II. Transference and Countertransference

CLASS 2:

REQUIRED READINGS
Jacobs, T.J. (1983). The Analyst’s and the Patient’s Object World: An Aspect of Countertransference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 31:619-642

Reich, A. (1973). Empathy and Countertransference. In: Psychoanalytic Contributions. New York: Int. Univ. Press, pp. 344-360

SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS
Abend, S.M. (1985), Countertransference and Psychoanalytic Technique. Psychoanal Q. 58:374-395. (on PEP)


III. Countertransference

CLASS 3:

REQUIRED READINGS
Brenner, C. (1985), Countertransference as Compromise Formation. Psychoanal Q. 54:155-163

Ogden, T.H. (1995), Aliveness and Deadness of the Transference-Countertransference. Int J. Psychoanal. 76:695-710


IV. Neutrality and Therapeutic Alliance

CLASS 4: February 1, 2016

REQUIRED READINGS
Brenner, C. (1979), Working Alliance, Therapeutic Alliance and Transference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 27(S):137-158

Greenson, R. (1965), The Working Alliance and the Transference Neurosis. Psychoanal. Q. 34:155-181

Renik, O. (1996), The Perils of Neutrality. Psychoanal. Q 65:496-517


V. Case Presentation with Gilda Sherwin, MD


VI. Resistance and Defense

CLASS 6: February 22, 2016

REQUIRED READINGS
Kris, E. (1956), The Personal Myth. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 4:653-681

Gray, P. (1973), Psychoanalytic Technique: the Ego’s Capacity to view Intrapsychic Activity. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 21:474-494


VII. Resistance and Interpretation

CLASS 7: February 29, 2016

REQUIRED READINGS
Gray, P. (1992), Memory as Resistance, and the Telling of a Dream. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 40:307-326

Kris, E. (1951), Ego Psychology and Interpretation in Psychoanalytic Therapy. Psychoanal Q. 20:15-30

Schafer, R. (1983), The Analysis of Resisting. Chapter 10 In: The Analytic Attitude. New York: Basic Books, pp 164-182


VIII. Reconstruction

CLASS 8:

REQUIRED READINGS
Arlow, J.A. (1991), Methodology and Reconstruction. Psychoanal. Q. 60:539-563

Schafer, R. (1983), Psychoanalytic Reconstruction. Chapter 12, In: The Analytic Attitude. New York: Basic Books, pp 193-203

Reider, N. (1953), Reconstruction and Screen Function. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 1:389-405


IX. Case Presentation with Howard Bliwise, MD


X. Memory and Reconstruction

CLASS 10:

REQUIRED READINGS
Kris, E. (1956) The Recovery of Childhood Memories in Psychoanalysis. Psychoanal. Study Child. 11:54-88

Rosen, V. (1955) Reconstruction of Traumatic Childhood Event: Case of Derealization. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn. 3:211-221

XI. Insight

CLASS 11:

REQUIRED READINGS
Horowitz, M.H. (1987), Some Notes on Insight and Its Failures. Psychoanal Q. 56:177-196

Kris, E. (1956), On Some Vicissitudes of Insight in Psychoanalysis. Int. J. Psychoanal. 37:445-455.



Course Objectives
This course will address core topics in clinical theory and technique—Transference, Countertransference, Therapeutic Alliance, Neutrality, Interpretation, Reconstruction, Resistance, and Insight. The readings and discussions will take up beginning and middle phases and use clinical material from the students’ cases and cases provided by other analysts.
Evaluation Method
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).
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guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •
guidance • support • stress • anxiety • depression • conflict • hyperactivity • identity disorders • socialization • self-esteem •