Technique VI: Termination
Adele Tutter, M.D., Ph.D.
April 2, 2018 - May 7, 2018
7:00 - 8:25 PM
Candidates must have or have had at least two cases in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible for upper level courses.
The overall organizing theme of this course will be issues of technique as they relate to termination. The aim of the course is to familiarize you with the various factors that need to be considered regarding the process of termination of an analytic treatment and the wide ranging opinions about these issues in the literature. The course will begin with a review of the concepts of the goals of an analytic experience—insight vs. change, conflict resolution vs. deficit repair that affect the assessment of when the goals have been reached. There will be some review of the research on the termination phase and its characteristics, Various aspects of the technical handling of termination—setting the date, the analyst’s stance, “weaning” will be considered. There will be a class on countertransference reactions. The last class will consider an example of an alternative model of termination.
The sessions will be conducted as a study group. Reading assignments will be kept short so that everyone will have read the readings and be prepared with comments and questions to discuss. Each week one candidate will be asked to prepare some case material relevant to that week.
Syllabus 2017 -2018
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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).