Writing Descriptions of Psychoanalytic Process
Kathy Berkman, M.D.
Lynne Jacobs, M.D.
April 16, 2018 - April 30, 2018
7:00 - 8:25 PM
In this course candidates will be asked to write descriptions of analytic process at work. The focus will be on discrete moments in an analysis, in written portayals of the interaction between analyst and patient. While considering the transference and countertransference, vignettes can include the observation and interpretation of a resistance, the patient’s response; and the analysts thoughts about what transpired. The goal is to sharpen the skills needed to make the writing vibrant and clear, and thus to help the reader understand what the analyst is thinking. Guidelines for annual summaries will also be discussed. First and Second Year students combined.