Technique V: Comparative Psychoanalytic Theory and Technique
Jean Roiphe, M.D.
Adam Libow, M.D.
December 6, 2017 - March 14, 2018
7:00 - 8:20 PM
Candidates must have or have had at least two cases in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible for upper level courses.
This course will consider the implications for technique of different theoretical models of psychoanalysis. We will invite analysts who practice using different theoretical models—Ego Psychology, Contemporary Kleinian, Relational Psychoanalysis, and Self Psychology—to address the same clinical material of an ongoing psychoanalysis. Through doing so, we will try to understand the similarities and differences in their approaches to psychoanalytic listening and technique. Candidates are expected to have a basic familiarity with these different theoretical models as a pre-requisite for this course.
This course alternates with 301.
No class held 12/27, 2/14.
After attending this course, students will be able to:
1. formulate the technical implications of varying theoretical schools of psychoanalysis.
2. critically evaluate the ways a theoretical position influences--or fails to influence--a clinician's technical approach to listening to clinical material and conducting an analysis.
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).