PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM CURRICULUM
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
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
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
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
103 Introduction To Ego Psychology
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
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
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
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
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
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.