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Developmental Crises, Part 1
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 7:10 PM - 8:40 PM EST
Category: Courses

Developmental Crises, Part I
Instructors: David Smith, MD

There are developmental challenges to be mastered throughout the life cycle. This course, the first in a series of four, will focus, roughly speaking, on infancy, toddlerhood and early latency. We will utilize a psychoanalytic perspective to explore these intrapsychic and interpersonal developmental tasks and the issues resulting from failure to master them.

We will consider differing theoretical perspectives using readings from classic and more recent articles. Relevant clinical material will be presented, and class members will have ample opportunity for discussion.

This course is appropriate for intermediate through advanced students, as well as clinicians with extensive experience who are considering child analytic training and have permission of the instructor.

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Where:    Chapel Hill
When:     August 29 - October 17, 2017   
Time:       7:10pm - 8:40pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE Credits: 12 Category A / NBCC: 12 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance


Prerequisite:  This class is open to matriculated Psychoanalytic Adult, Adult/Child or Child-Focused students who have completed all or nearly all of the Core Curriculum which must include having completed Growth and Development 1 and 2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy students and graduates who have competed the Core Curriculum and have at least one intensive case may also take these classes. Other interested students must have the permission of the instructor.

Training Program Credit: Students who successfully complete this course can earn credit in the psychoanalysis training program.

About the Instructor: David Smith, MD

Course SyllabusClick Here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 22.  $25 Registration Fee is due at time of application.
Tuition: $315
$235 for students matriculated in the training programs 
$290 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 Le
arning Objectives: Class participants will be able to
  •  Conceptualize the ways in which psychological development proceeds from infancy to early latency.
  • Apply relevant concepts of drive theory, ego psychology, object relations and attachment theory, and self-psychology to more comprehensively explore the developmental process.
  • Apply relevant information from fields related to psychoanalysis (e.g., developmental psychology, social psychology, anthropology, biology) that further illuminate the developmental crises encountered in these periods.
  • Identify the significant developmental tasks of infancy, toddlerhood and early latency.
  • Utilize clinical material to illustrate developmental concepts, including material from their own experiences.
  • Discuss the significance of the personal developmental narrative in psychotherapy and in individual maturation.
  • Review the implications of infant research for clinical practice.
  • Analyze various psychoanalytic models of development.
  • Study separation process and its clinical relevance.
  • Study oedipal development and its clinical relevance.
  • Identify important neurobiological determinants of early behavior.
  • Study attachment theory and consider the ways in which it is relevant for a psychoanalytic psychology.

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 12 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: admin@carolinapsychoanalytic.org