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Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind, Part 1
Center for Psychological and Family Services (CPFS)
550 Eastowne Drive, Suite 220
Chapel Hill NC, 27514

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Category: Courses

Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind Part 1 (202)
Instructors: Donald Rosenblitt, MD and Dhipthi Mulligan, MD
Open to Distance Learners

Psychoanalytic Models of the Mind is a two-part course that provides an introduction to the major phases of development in psychoanalytic theory from its origins in the latter part of the 19th century to the present. Part I is a 16-session course that focuses on psychoanalytic theories originating with Sigmund Freud through ego psychology (Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann, Charles Brenner) and early object relations (Melanie Klein and William Fairbairn). We will follow themes of topography, motivation, structure, and development throughout the course to learn how these theories evolve from, coexist with and inform each other.

This course is intended for clinicians at beginning through intermediate levels.

Prerequisite: Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and its application to the treatment of patients. Applicants can meet this requirement through previous coursework, training, or supervision (e.g., Thinking Psychoanalytically: The Basics; the PPSC Introductory Course; psychoanalytic coursework or supervision in graduate school/residency or post-graduation). Applicants who don't meet this requirement can register for the course with permission of the instructors.

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Where:    Center for Psychological and Family Services, Chapel Hill
When:     August 29 - December 12, 2017   
Time:       5:30pm - 7:00pm

CME Credits: 24 / CE Credits: 6 / NBCC: 24 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance


Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in both the psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programs.

About the Instructors: Donald Rosenblitt, MD and Dhipthi Mulligan, MD

Required Texts:
1. Auchincloss, Elizabeth. (2015). The Psychoanalytic Model of the Mind. Washington D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing.
2. Greenberg, J. and Mitchell, S. (1983). Object Relations in Psychoanalytic Theory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Course Syllabus: Click Here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 22. 
$25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.

Tuition: $650
$485 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$600 for residents and graduate students
Payment plans can be arranged with the Administrator

Matriculated students aren't charged a course registration fee.  Students who register for more than one course in a semester pay only one registration fee.  In special circumstances we may accept registrations after the registration deadline, but there will be an additional $20 late registration fee.
Course Cancellation Policy

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Course Learning Objectives: Class participants will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the following theories by way of creating a diagrammed model of the mind for each theory.
  • Sigmund Freud’s metapsychologies - Topographic Model and Structural Model
  • The ego psychological model as postulated by Anna Freud, Heinz Hartmann and Charles Brenner
  • Melanie Klein’s model of early object relations
  • William Fairbairn’s model of early object relations
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and psychoanalytic process by writing a formulation linking detailed process notes with two of the above models. 
  2. Demonstrate the role of topography, motivation, structure, and development in each of these theories by summarizing in class what role they play in the above theories.  Each student will have the opportunity to do this during a summary class (Class 6, 12 or 16).

CE & CME Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Contact: lisalong@carolinapsychoanalytic.org