Technique III: Basic Concepts and Middle Phase
Frances Cohen, M.D.
Howard Bliwise, M.D.
December 11, 2017 - March 19, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 PM
All first year courses.
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible for second year courses
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.
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
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
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
Abend, S.M. (1985), Countertransference and Psychoanalytic Technique. Psychoanal Q. 58:374-395. (on PEP)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).