Writing Descriptions of Psychoanalytic Process II
Kathy Berkman, M.D.
Lynne Jacobs, M.D.
April 16, 2018 - June 4, 2018
7:00 - 8:25 PM
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible to take second year courses.
In this course candidates will be asked to write descriptions of analytic process at work. The focus will be on discrete moments in an analysis, in written portayals of the interaction between analyst and patient. While considering the transference and countertransference, vignettes can include the observation and interpretation of a resistance, the patient’s response; and the analysts thoughts about what transpired. The goal is to sharpen the skills needed to make the writing vibrant and clear, and thus to help the reader understand what the analyst is thinking. Guidelines for annual summaries will also be discussed. First and Second Year students combined.
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Not yet posted.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components of writing case reports.
2. Sharpen the skills needed to present written material in a cogent, narrative form.
3. Refine the writing technique to help the reader comprehend the case and understand how the analyst thinks about it.
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).