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From Freud to Ego Psychology (202A) 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

From Freud to Ego Psychology (202A)

Instructor: Don Rosenblitt, MD

Description:  From Freud to Ego Psychology is the first of a four-part series 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. This is an 8-session course that focuses on psychoanalytic theories originating in Freud, his contemporaries, and their successors.  The ego psychological model includes ego functions, conflict-free ego sphere, the defenses, internal conflicts, and the impact of external influences and/or conflicts on ego functioning.  This course is intended for clinicians at beginning through intermediate levels.


Format: This class will combine lecture and seminar formats; student participation is encouraged. All the PCC courses are small group discussions that require participants to read and synthesize the materials presented.  PCC faculty ensure that gaps in knowledge are addressed.


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 the permission of the instructors.

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Where:    via zoom
When:     August 24 - October 28 , 2021  (no class Sept 7)
Time:       5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

CME Credits: 12 / CE clock hours: 12 / NBCC: 12 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.  At the end of the course, participants must complete the Evaluation Form to receive continuing education credit.

About the Instructor: Donald Rosenblitt, MD

The instructor of this course has signed the Financial Disclosure Form and has no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest. 

Required Texts:


Sandler, J., (1997) Freud’s models of the mind An introduction. (pp. 1 – 161). London: H. Karnac Books Ltd.

Freud, A.  (1966)  The writings of Anna Freud.  Volume II.  The ego and the mechanisms of defense. (Parts 1 and 2, pp. 3 – 105)  New York: New York  International University Press  (This translation and edition is from 1966, but the work was published in 1936)

Busch, Fred.   Creating a Psychoanalytic Mind  (Routledge).  

Course Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 17. 
$25 Registration Fee is due at the 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 Learning Objectives: (may be edited before class)

Upon completion, class participants will be able to:

  1. Describe aspects of the pre-structural models of the mind (e.g., the affect/trauma, topographic models).
  2. Discuss the Structural model of the mind as described by Freud.
  3. Discuss the contribution of signal anxiety to the structural model of the mind (e.g., inhibitions, symptoms, and anxiety).
  4. Discuss the beginnings of the concept of ego psychology.
  5. Discuss further elaboration of the structural model as it relates to the development of the super-ego and neurotic conflict.
  6. Discuss the clinical implications of the structural model.
  7. Discuss the clinical application of the structural model
  8. Discuss the current state of ego psychology and its role in psychoanalysis.

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 (name of nonaccredited provider). 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 Credit(s)™. 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 for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.-Updated July 2021-

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by the 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.

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