Adult Psychoanalysis

  Applications for Psychoanalytic Training for the 2014 – 2015 academic year are being accepted.

 

ADULT PSYCHOANALYSIS

The didactic component of psychoanalytic training at the Center is informed by principles of theoretical pluralism and critical thinking. One sequence of seminars that runs through the four years of coursework is devoted to the study of psychoanalytic theory. This sequence takes the works of Freud as its starting point and follows an historically organized study of theoretical developments. The works of Klein and contemporary Kleinians, the British Independents, Bion, contemporary Freudians, French psychoanalytic texts, the American Relationalists and contemporary object relations theorists are taught in depth. Concurrent with this sequence, are courses in clinical practice that run throughout the four years. These courses begin with basic concepts having to do with therapeutic action, beginning psychoanalytic treatment, analytic process, and dreams and continue in later years to study primitive states, severe psychopathology, and trauma. Courses in the psychoanalytic understanding of development begin in the first year of coursework and continue through the early academic years. These courses include the study of infant observation, attachment theory, gender and object choice, oedipal and post-oedipal stages of development.

The close examination of ongoing cases in psychoanalytic treatment is undertaken in case conferences which continue throughout all years of the curriculum. The case conference offered in the first year is exclusively for first year candidates. The continuous case conferences offered in subsequent years include a mix of candidates from the second, third, and fourth years. This provides candidates the opportunity to work closely with candidates from different classes. This integration of candidate cohorts continues in three other seminar contexts: 1) the Visiting Professor week, in which a psychoanalyst outside the Center is invited to teach candidates and offer programs to graduate members of the Center; 2) Electives, in which candidates choose from courses offered by faculty of the Center which take up topics of special interest; and 3) the annual Intersession: a three week program that takes up a topic of applied psychoanalysis, e.g., psychoanalysis and film.

The curriculum concludes with a course offered after the four year sequence, in which candidates formulate and develop a paper in a working group of fellow candidates and with the participation of a faculty mentor.

Below is a list of the coursework, organized by year.

 

 

Class Schedule

First Year (download 1st year schedule as a PDF)

Friday 8-9:30 am

  • Theory of Technique: Introduction to the Theory of Therapeutic Action
    September 6, 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2013
    9 weeks
    John Jemerin, M.D.
     
  • Beginning an Analysis
    November 8, 22; December 6, 13, 20, 2013; January 10, 24, 31, 2014
    8 weeks
    Abby Wolfson, Ph.D.
     
  • Character
    February 7, 2014 - March 28, 2014
    February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014

    Holly Gordon, D.M.H. (8 weeks)
     

  • Elements of Psychoanalytic Process
    April 11, 2014 - June 13, 2014
    Adam Goldyne, M.D.

 

Friday 9:45-11:15

  • Beginnings:  Freud’s Voyage into Unconscious and the Analytic Encounter: 8 weeks, Sept. 6--Oct. 25--Jeanne Harasemovitch
  • Freud’s Papers on Metapsychology:  8 weeks, Nov, 1-Jan. 24 (with weeks off as indicated above)--Israel Katz
  • Freud's Structural Model: 8 weeks, Jan. 31-Mar. 21--Samuel Chase
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar:  2 weeks, Mar. 28 -Apr. 11--Lisa Buchberg and Laurie Case
  • Emergence of Object Relations: 7 weeks, Apr. 18-May 30--Laurie Goldsmith and Patricia Marra

Friday 12:15-1:45 pm

  • First Year Case Conference: 14 weeks, Sept. 6-Dec. 20--Clara Kwun
  • Candidates Association Meeting: Jan. 10
  • Medication and Psychoanalysis: 3 weeks, Jan. 24-Feb 7--Mark Swoiskin
  • Conviction, Conversion and Building a Psychoanalytic Practice: 6 weeks, Feb. 14-March 21--Zoe Grusky
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-April 11-see above
  • Dreams: 7 weeks, April 18-May 30--Catherine McKenzie

 

Second Year

Friday 8-9:30 am

  • The Study in Infant Observation: 6 weeks, Sept. 6- Oct. 11--Celeste Schneider
  • Early Childhood Development: 8 weeks, Oct. 18-Dec. 20 (with 2 weeks off for Visiting Professor and Thanksgiving)--Era A. Loewenstein, Ph.D.
  • Oedipal Development: 8 weeks, Jan 10-Mar. 7--Jed Sekoff
  • Case Formulation: 5 weeks, Mar. 14-Apr. 18--Beth Steinberg
  • Child Psychoanalysis: 7 weeks, May 25--Jun 13--Jan Baeuerlein & Christina Lapides

Friday 9:45-11:15 am

  • Klein: 8 weeks, Sept. 6-Oct. 25--Margo Chapin
  • Object Relations of the British Middle School: 9 weeks, Nov. 1-Jan. 31 (with weeks off for Visiting Professor, Thanksgiving, winter break and APsaA meeting)--Sandra Bemesderfer
  • Electives: 7 weeks, Feb. 7-Mar. 21
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Bion: 7 weeks, April 18-May 30--Lee Rather

Friday 12:15-1:45 pm

  • A Comparative Approach to Technique: 7 weeks, Sept. 6-Oct 18--Jan Mill & Eric Glassgold
  • Case Conference #1: 7 weeks, Oct. 25-Dec. 20 (with two weeks off for Visiting Professor and Thanksgiving)--Jim Dimon
  • Candidates Association Meeting: Jan. 10
  • Case Conference #2: 9 weeks, Jan. 24-Mar. 21--Henry Markman
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Case Conference #3: 7 weeks, April 18-May 30--Peter Goldberg

 

Third Year

Friday 8-9:30 am

  • Framing and Interpretation: 8 weeks, Sept. 6-Oct. 25--John DiMartini
  • Obstacles to Change in Patient and Analyst: 8 weeks, Nov. 1-Jan. 24 (with weeks off for Visiting Professor, Thanksgiving, winter break and APsaA meeting)--Steven Goldberg
  • Working with the Severely Disturbed: 9 weeks, Jan. 31-Mar. 28--Sue von Baeyer & Helen Schoenhals Hart
  • Listening to Oedipus: 9 weeks, Apr. 4-May 30--Lee Grossman & Louis Roussel

Friday 9:45-11:15 am

  • Contemporary Object Relations Theory and Technique: 9 weeks, Sept. 6-Nov. 1--Julie Ruskin
  • The American Relational School: 8 weeks, Nov. 8-Jan. 31 (with weeks off for Visiting Professor, Thanksgiving, winter break and APsaA meeting)--Neil Talkoff
  • Electives: 7 weeks, Feb. 7-Mar. 21
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Gender: 7 weeks, Apr. 18-May 30--Gary Grossman

Friday 12:15-1:45 pm

  • Psychoanalytic Writing: 7 weeks, September 6-Oct. 18--Susan Kolodny
  • Case Conference #1: 7 weeks, Oct. 25-Dec. 20--Jim Dimon
  • Candidates Association Meeting: Jan. 10
  • Case Conference #2: 9 weeks, Jan. 24-Mar. 21--Henry Markman
  • Interdisciplinary Seminary: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Case Conference #3: 7 weeks, April 18-May 30--Peter Goldberg

 

Fourth Year

Friday 8-9:30 am--no classes next year

Friday 9:45-11:15 am--these classes will all be tutorials next year

  • Perversions: 6 weeks, Sept. 6-Oct. 11--Maria Longuemare
  • Theory and Technique of Psychoanalysis: 6 weeks, Oct. 18-Dec. 6 (with weeks off for Visiting Professor and Thanksgiving)--Mitchell Wilson
  • Return to Freud: 5 weeks Dec. 13-Jan. 31 (with weeks off for winter break and  APsaA meeting)--Michael Windholz
  • Electives : 7 weeks, Feb. 7-Mar. 21
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Termination: 7 weeks, Apr. 18-May 30--Mary Margaret McClure

Friday 12:15-1:45 pm

  • Ethics: 7 weeks, Sept. 6-Oct. 18--William Glover
  • Case Conference #1:7 weeks, Oct. 25-December 20 (with breaks for Visiting Professor and Thanksgiving)--Jim Dimon
  • Candidates Association Meeting: Jan. 10
  • Case Conference #2: 9 weeks, Jan. 24-Mar. 21--Henry Markman
  • Interdisciplinary seminar: 2 weeks, Mar. 28-Apr. 11--see above
  • Case Conference #3: 7 weeks, Apr. 18-May 30--Peter Goldberg

 

Please note the following Electives will be offered:

What is Psychoanalytic Process? What is a Clinical Fact?
Instructor: Charles Fisher

Race and Culture in Psychoanalytic Context
Instructor: Forrest Hamer

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Couples Therapy
Instructor:  Milton Schaefer

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