Course 209
Adult Development

Course Description

Instructors
Alexander Kalogerakis, M.D.
Norman Straker, M.D.
March 14, 2018 - May 16, 2018
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:20 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 aim to present a psychoanalytic understanding of development in adulthood. We will also discuss how concepts of adult development can be used in psychoanalytic assessment and treatment, and we will consider specific clinical problems related to adult developmental issues. Topics covered will include the transition into adulthood, young, middle and late adulthood, marriage, parenthood, divorce, midlife crisis, working life and aging. Clinical examples of analytic work at different points in adult development will help illustrate the subject.

Syllabus 2017 - 2018
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Class 1: Introduction

Colarusso, C.A., Nemiroff, R.A. (1979). “Some Observations and Hypotheses about the Psychoanalytic Theory of Adult Development”. Int. J. PsychoAnal., 60:59-71.

Settlage, C. et al. (1988). “Conceptualizing Adult Development”. JAPA 36:347-369.

Supplemental:
Abrams, S. (1978). “The Teaching and Learning of Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology”. JAPA, 26:387-406.

Erikson, E. (1966). “Eight Ages of Man”. Int’l. J. Psychiatry, 2:281-300.

Freud, A. (1963). “The Concept of Developmental Lines”. Psychoanal. St. Child, 18:245-265.

Peyser, E.R. (1998). “Classics Revisited: Erik Erikson's Childhood and Society”. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 46:249-255.

Settlage, C. (1992). “Psychoanalytic Observations on Adult Development in Life and in the Therapeutic Relationship”. Psa and Contemporary Thought, 15:348-374 .


Class 2: Intro 2 and Critiques

Abrams,S. (1990). “The Psychoanalytic Process: The Developmental and The Integrative” Psa Q 59: 650-677.

Emde, R. (1985). “ From Adolescence to Midlife: Remodeling The Structure of Adult
Development” JAPA 33S:59-112.

Supplemental:
Neubauer, P.B. (2003). “Some Notes on the Role of Development in Psychoanalytic Assistance, Differentiation and Regression”. Psychoanal. St. Child, 58:165-171.

Hauser, S.T., Kates, W.W. (1982). “Book Essay: Understanding Adults”. Psychoanal. Contemp. Thought, 5:117-146.

Jacobs,D.H. (1992). “A Critical Review of Psychoanalytic Adult Developmental Psychology”. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought, 15:523-547.


Class 3: Young Adulthood

Escoll, P.J. (1987). “Psychoanalysis of Young Adults: An Overview”. Psychoanal. Inq., 7:5-30.

Colarusso, C.A. (1990). “The Third Individuation—The Effect of Biological Parenthood on Separation Individuation
Processes In Adulthood”. Psychoanal. St. Child, 45:179-194.

Supplemental:
Colarusso, C.A. (1995). Traversing Young Adulthood: The Male Journey from 20 to 40. Psychoanal. Inq., 15:75-91.

Jacobs, T.J., Chused, J.F. (1987). Psychoanalysis of the Young Adult: Theory and Technique. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 35:175-186.

Kernberg, O. (1974) Mature love: Prerequisites and characteristics. JAPA 22:743-768.

Rangell, L. (1990) Seventeen: The Approach to the Portal of Adult Life. In New Dimensions In Adult Development, Eds. Nemiroff, R. and Colarusso, C. Basic Books.


Class 4: Parenthood

Notman, M.T. (2006). “Mothers and Daughters as Adults”. Psychoanal. Inq., 26:137-153.

Diamond, M.J. (1998). “Fathers with Sons: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Good Enough Fathering Throughout the Life Cycle”. Gender and Psychoanalysis, 3:243-299

Supplemental:
Benedek, T. (1959). Parenthood as a Developmental Phase—A Contribution to the Libido Theory. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 7:389-417.

Cath, S. (1986). Fathering from Infancy to Old Age: A Selective Overview of Recent Psychoanalytic Contributions. Psychoanal. Rev., 73D:65-75.

Furman, E. (1982). Mothers have to be there to be Left. Psychoanal. St. Child, 37:15-28.

Furman, E. (1996) On Motherhood. JAPA sup 44: 429-447.

Klockars, L., Sirola, R. (2001). The Mother-Daughter Love Affair Across the Generations. Psychoanal. St. Child, 56:219-237.

Parens, H. (1975) Parenthood as Developmental Phase JAPA 23 :154-165.

Rangell, L. (1970). The Return of the Repressed “Oedipus”. In: Parenthood - Its Psychology and Psychopathology. Eds. Anthony, E.J. and Benedek, T. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. p.325-334.

Schwartz, D. (1984). Psychoanalytic Developmental Perspectives on Parenting. in Parenthood: A Psychodynamic Perspective: Edited by Rebecca S. Cohen, Bertram J. Cohler, and Sidney H. Weissman. New York/London: Guilford Press, p. 356-372.

Liebman, S.J., Abell, S.C. (2000). The Forgotten Parent No More: A Psychoanalytic Reconsideration of Fatherhood. Psychoanal. Psychol., 17:88-105.


Class 5: Work

Levine, H.B. (1997) “Men At Work: Work Ego and Identity in the Analysis of Adult Men”. In Work and Its Inhibitions, eds. Socarides, C., Kramer, S., p.143-158.

Applegarth, A. (1997). “Ambition: Normal and Pathological Aspects”. In Work and Its Inhibitions, eds. Socarides, C., Kramer, S., p. 241-252.

Supplemental:
Applegarth, A. (1976). Some Observations On Work Inhibitions In Women. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 24S:251-268.

Person, E.S. (1982). Women Working: Fears of Failure, Deviance and Success. J. Amer. Acad. Psychoanal., 10:67-84.

Stuart, J. (2007). Work and Motherhood: Preliminary Report of a Psychoanalytic Study. Psychoanal Q., 76:439-485.


Class 6: Middle Adulthood

Auchincloss, E. & Michels, R. (1989), “The Impact of Middle Age on Ambitions and Ideals”. In: The Middle Years, eds. J. Oldham & R. Liebert. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, pp. 40-57.

Colarusso, C.A. (2006). “The Absence of A Future: The Effect of Past Experience and Current Developmental Conflicts on a Midlife Analysis”. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 54:919-943.

Supplemental:
Cohler, B. and Galatzer-Levy, R. (1990). “Self, Meaning,and Morale Across the Second Half of Life”. In New Dimensions In Adult Development, Eds. Nemiroff, R. and Colarusso, C. Basic Books.

Hassler, J. Turning Forty in Analysis (1985). In The Race Against Time: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the Second Half of Life. Eds. Nemiroff, R. Colarusso, C. Springer, 1985.

Jaques, E. (1965). Death and the Mid-Life Crisis. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 46:502-514.

Miller, E. Development of intimacy at age 50 (1985). In The Race Against Time: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the Second Half of Life. Eds. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso. Springer, 1985.

Vaillant G, Koury S. (1993). “ Late Midlife Development” in The Course Of Life Vol.6 eds Pollock, Greenspan IUP p 1-22.


Class 7: Midlife Treatment and Divorce

Ellman, J.P. (1996). “Analyst and Patient at Midlife”. Psychoanal Q., 65:353-371.

Rosbrow Reich, S. (1988). “Identity and Growth: A Psychoanalytic Study of Divorce”.
Psychoanal. Rev., 75:419-441.

Supplemental:
Aronson, S. (2000). Re-Establishing “Holding” in Families of Divorce. J. Infant Child Adolesc. Psychother., 1:39-52.

Shane, E. (2002). The Transformative Effects of Separation and Divorce on Analytic Treatment. Psychoanal. Inq., 22:580-598.

Wallerstein, J., Lewis, J.M. (2007). Sibling Outcomes and Disparate Parenting and Stepparenting After Divorce:: Report From a 10-Year Longitudinal Study. Psychoanal. Psychol., 24:445-458.

Wallerstein, J., Lewis, J., Rosenthal, S.P. (2013). Mothers and Their Children after Divorce: Report from a 25-Year Longitudinal Study. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 30:167-184.


Class 8: Late Adulthood

Colarusso, C. (1998) “Development and Treatment in Late Adulthood”. The Course
of Life. Vol. VII pp. 285-317.

Chodorkoff, B. (1990). “The Catastrophic Reaction: Developmental Aspects of a Severe Reaction to Loss in Later Life”. In New Dimensions In Adult Development, Eds. Nemiroff, R. and Colarusso, C. Basic Books p. 371-383.

Supplemental:
Adelson, M.J. (1998). The Elderly Widower: A Grim Tale. J. Clin. Psychoanal., 7:375-387.

Bemesderfer, S. (1996). A Revised Psychoanalytic View Of Menopause. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 44S:351-369.

Cath, S., Miller, N.E. (1986). The Psychoanalysis of the Older Patient. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 34:163-177.

Cath, S. (1998). Grandfatherhood, A Timely Transition: The Last Relationship. In The Course Of Life, Vol. VII , eds. Pollock G., Greenspan. S. , p. 87-102. IUP 1998.

Griffin BP and Grunes JM. (1990). A Developmental approach to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Aged. In New Dimensions In Adult Development, Eds. Nemiroff, R. and Colarusso, C. Basic Books, p. 267-282.

Hildebrand, H.P. (1987). Psychoanalysis and Aging. Ann. Psychoanal., 15:113-125.

Kernberg, O. (2010). Some Observations on the Process of Mourning. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 91:601-619.

Levinson, G. A. (1985). “ New Beginnings at Seventy” in The Race Against Time: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in the Second Half of Life. Eds. Robert A. Nemiroff, Calvin A. Colarusso. Springer.

Myers, W.A. (1990). Modifications in the frequency of altered ego states throughout the life-cycle. In New Dimensions in Adult Development, ed. R.A. Nemiroff & C.A. Colarusso. New York: Basic Books, pp. 333-341.

Pollock, G.H. (1998) “Aging or Aged: Development or Pathology” from The Course of LIfe Vol 7, eds. Pollock ,Greenspan, IUP, p.41-85.

Quinodoz, D. (2009). Growing old: A psychoanalyst's point of view. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 90:773-793.

Settlage, C.F. (1996). Transcending Old Age: Creativity, Development And Psychoanalysis In The Life Of A Centenarian IJP 77:549-564.


Class 9: Late Adulthood Treatment Issues

Plotkin, F. (2000). “Treatment of the Older Adult: The Impact on the Psychoanalyst”. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 48:1591-1616.

Horowitz, M. “The Developmental and Structural Viewpoints: On the Fate of Unconscious Fantasies in Middle Life”. In: The Middle Years, eds. J. Oldham & R. Liebert. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, p.716.

Supplemental:
Arlow, J.A. (1984). “Disturbances of the Sense of Time—With Special Reference to the Experience of Timelessness”. Psychoanal Q., 53:13-37.

Colarusso, C.A. (1998). A Developmental Line of Time Sense: In Late Adulthood and throughout the Life Cycle. Psychoanal. St. Child, 53:113-140.

Dewald, P.A., Schwartz, H.J. (1993). The Life Cycle of the Analyst: Pregnancy, Illness, and Disability. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 41:191-207.


Class 10: Overview and Selected Reading
Teaching Method
Instructor gives lectures and encourages class discussions relating to assigned papers and clinical material.
Evaluation Method
Each student's participation in class discussion and his or her demonstration of understanding of the course objectives and reading/clinical 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 •