Character and Neurosis
Richard Brent, M.D.
Peter Dunn, M.D.
October 25, 2017 - January 10, 2018
8:40 - 10:00 PM
Candidates must have at least one case in supervised psychoanalysis to be eligible to take second year courses.
This course will introduce the Psychopathology Track with an overview of psychoanalytic diagnosis. We will review the newly issued Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, contrasting the psychoanalytic nosology of the PDM with the psychiatric nosology of the DSM-IV. The specific focus on the neurosis will include a review of the phenomenology and psychodynamics of the major neurotic character styles and the classical neurotic symptoms. The seminal literature on the hysterical, obsessional, and masochistic character neurosis will be reviewed in light of current psychoanalytic conceptions of these disorders.
No class held 11/22, 12/27
The 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).