PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM CURRICULUM

Our academic program is rooted in the original thinkers in the field of psychoanalytic psychology. Our curriculum brings alive, through a blending of historical and contemporary literature, the richness and depth of analytic thinking.

All classes meet on Mondays of each week and start in the early evening in both Manhattan and Long Island locations. Time, place and instructor will be announced well in advance of classes. The fall term starts the last Monday of September, and the spring term starts the first Monday of February.

FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
100 The Theory of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy I


This seminar explores Freud's seminal concepts of the origins and manifestations of neurosis, the psychosexual phases of development, the function of defenses, narcissism, and dream theory.

101 The Beginning Phase of Treatment

This seminar focuses on the origins and implications of psychoanalytic ego psychology for the development of a therapeutic focus during the early phase of treatment. Techniques for handling initial resistances are illustrated by case material from both students and instructor.

FIRST YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER
102 The Theory of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy II


This seminar examines Freud's development of the structural theory as the basis for later ego psychology, and his reformulation of the theory of anxiety with its profound impact on psychoanalysis. It also continues the investigation of the theory of dreams started in the
previous semester.

103 Introduction To Ego Psychology

This seminar shows how developmental ego psychology of both normal and abnormal states is clarified by the contributions of Anna Freud, Hartmann, Kris, Lowenstein, Jacobson, Mahler, Brenner, Spitz and others.

SECOND YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
200 The Clinical Theory of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


This course focuses on how conflict, compromise formation and object relations impact on psychic structure and how interventions and interpretations in psychotherapy lead to healthy changes in patients.

201 Clinical Case Seminar

Students and instructor present clinical case material relevant to the theoretical issues under consideration in Seminar 200.
SECOND YEAR - SPRING SEMESTER

202 Diagnosis From A Developmental Point of View

Anna Freud's diagnostic profile and its elaboration by G. & R. Blanck as a guide to treatment planning, provides a framework for this course. There is a detailed consideration of such basic diagnostic constellations as hysteria, obsessional neurosis and depression.
203 Clinical Case Seminar in Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Students present case material relevant to Seminar 202.

THIRD YEAR - FALL SEMESTER
301 The Theory of Technique of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


The theories of transference and resistance as applied to the technique of psychoanalytic psychotherapy are taught. The contribution of G. & R. Blanck to technique is considered in depth.

302 Clinical Case Seminar

Students present case material relevant to treating the more structured patient.

THIRD YEAR SPRING SEMESTER
303 Techniques in The Less Structured Patient


This seminar focuses on the theory and technique of treating the more severe pathologies including the narcissistic disorders. The contributions of G. & R. Blanck, Kernberg, Kohut, A. Reich, Shengold, E. Jacobson, J. & K. Novick to technique are discussed.

304 Clinical Case Seminar

Students present case material relevant to treating the more disturbed patient.

400 Case Presentation Seminar

The seminar is offered to those third year students who wish to formally prepare for presentation of cases. This course is optional and is given in the spring semester of the third year, time and place to be announced. No fee.


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