Psychoanalytic Fellowship Curriculum

Course Description

Instructor

Thomas DePrima, M.D.

October 10, 2017 – May 8, 2018
Tuesdays, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
The Fellowship Seminars are held every second and fourth Tuesday of each month October through May, with a few exceptions (see schedule)

Course Objectives

No CME or CE credits are offered

Schedule of Classes & Course Readings

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I. Introduction

CLASS 1: October 10, 2017
REQUIRED READINGS

Schafer, R. The Analytic Attitude. (1983) Basic Books, NY Chapter 1, The Analytic Attitude, an introduction pp. 3-13.

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Shedler, J. (2010). That Was Then, This is Now: An Introduction to Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy

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SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS

Shedler, J. (2010). The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. American Psychologist, Vol. 65, No. 2, 98–109.

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II. Case Presentation

CLASS 2: October 31, 2017

III. Goals of Psychoanalysis/ Process of Change

CLASS 3: November 14, 2017
REQUIRED READINGS

Jacobs, T.J. (2001). Reflections on the Goals of Psychoanalysis, the Psychoanalytic Process, and the Process of Change. Psychoanal Q., 70(1):149-181.

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Schwaber, E.A. (1981). Narcissism, Self Psychology, and the Listening Perspective. Ann. Psychoanal., 9:115-131.

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IV. Case Presentation

CLASS 4: November 28, 2017

V. Conflict/ Compromise Formation

CLASS 5: December 12, 2017
REQUIRED READINGS

Brenner, C. (2002). Conflict, Compromise Formation, and Structural Theory. Psychoanal Q., 71(3):397-417.

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Abend, S.M. (2005). Analyzing Intrapsychic Conflict: Compromise Formation as an Organizing Principle. Psychoanal Q., 74(1):5-25.

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VI. Transference

CLASS 6: January 9, 2018
REQUIRED READINGS

Stein, M.H. (1981). The Unobjectionable Part of the Transference. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 29:869-892.

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Joseph, B. (1985). Transference: The Total Situation. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 66:447-454.

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VII. Case Presentation

CLASS 7: January 23, 2018

VIII. Countertransference

CLASS 8: February 13, 2018
REQUIRED READINGS

Ogden, T.H. (1995). Aliveness and Deadness of the Transference-Countertransference. Int J. Psychoanal., 76:695-710.

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Renik, O. (1993). Analytic Interaction: Conceptualizing Technique in Light of the Analyst’s Irreducible Subjectivity. Psychoanal Q., 62:553-571.

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IX. Case Presentation

CLASS 9: February 27, 2018

X. Fantasy

CLASS 10: March 13, 2018
REQUIRED READINGS

Arlow, J.A. (1969). Unconscious Fantasy and Disturbances of Conscious Experience. Psychoanal Q., 38:1-27.

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Isaacs, S. (1948). The Nature and Function of Phantasy. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 29:73-97.

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XI. Case Presentation

CLASS 11: March 27, 2018

XII. Dreams

CLASS 12: April 10, 2018
REQUIRED READINGS

Freud, S. The Interpretation of Dreams. Chapter 2

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Brenner, C. Psychoanalytic Technique and Psychic Conflict. Chapter 6

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XIII. Case Presentation

CLASS 13: April 24, 2018

XIV. TBD

CLASS 14: May 8, 2018