Howard Bliwise, M.D.
Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D.
September 6, 2017 - November 29, 2017
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.
Universal themes that arise over the course of development and influence the nature and function of phantasies will be studied. These will include Pre-Oedipal, Oedipal-derived phantasies, and themes of Death and Immortality. Dreams will be used as a basis for understanding the structure and meaning of phantasies. Themes of childhood and screen memories are used to approach phantasies as “early history.” The kinship to myths will be explored as well as the use of myths as vehicles for universal phantasies. Finally, the role of phantasies-myths in shaping the personality will be studied. Clinical material will be used throughout the course.
No class held 9/20 or 11/22.
Syllabus 2017 - 2018
Readings are posted.
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).