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Freud in Depth (306) 2021F
Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Freud in Depth (302)

Instructors: Burt Hutto, MD and James Weiss, MD

Description:  This class explores the many contributions to psychoanalysis made by Freud and provides an opportunity to explore this material in more depth. Among the many contributions made by Freud, we will review are those related to the structural model, dreams, infantile sexuality, views about characterological patterns, mourning, symptoms, inhibitions, and anxieties.  We will also consider Freud’s thinking about issues at a more macro level including, civilization and its discontents and war which he considered later in his career. Here, we are giving the advanced psychoanalytic student a broad exposer to Freud and his works which, although written many years ago, are still discussed, reviewed, read, and re-interpreted throughout the years following the publication of these works.

Format: This class will be limited to 10 participants and 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.  Classes will include discussion of clinical material of both the instructors and the participants PCC faculty ensure that gaps in knowledge are addressed.

Target Audience: This course is intended for clinicians at advanced levels.

Prerequisite: This class is open to matriculated students in the Adult, and Child/Adult Psychoanalytic tracks. Students will need to have completed all, or nearly all, of the classes in the core curriculum. Individuals who have graduated from the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy track or students matriculated in that track who have completed all or nearly all of the core curriculum and have at least one case in progress may also take the course with permission of the instructors. 



Where:    via Zoom
When:     August 24 - December 14, 2021.  (No class on 9/7.)
Time:       5:30pm - 7:00pm

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

At the end of the course, participants must complete the Evaluation Form to receive continuing education credit.

About the Instructors: Burton Hutto, MD and James Weiss, MD

The instructors of this course have signed Financial Disclosure Forms and have no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.

Please purchase and read Peter Gay's Freud: a life for our time.

Course Syllabus: click here

Registration and Tuition Deadline deadline is August 17.  
$25 Registration Fee is due at the 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 are not 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


Course Learning Objectives: Class participants will be abl
e to:


  1. Discuss evidence for the existence and the relevance of unconscious mental processes.
  2. Describe the development of infantile sexual desire, its role in the creation of motivational drives, its key transformations as it evolves over the life cycle, and how these influence a person’s object choice throughout their lives.
  3. Describe the role of innate and reactive aggression in personal, inner development as well as in the adaptation to life.
  4. Describe the ways that past experiences have a powerful impact on present perceptions and behavior, especially via the phenomena of transference and countertransference.
  5. Explain the defensive processes that exclude and/or elaborate wishes hidden from conscious awareness by automatic censorship.
  6. Describe how the technique of “free association” developed and its usefulness as part of the “talking cure”.
  7. Explain the varied manifestations of resistance to change that appear both in yourself as an analyst and as they arise in the patient.
  8. Explain how individuals internalize their relationships with others they have loved or have had contact with that become the psychic structures that form the enduring foundations of character.
  9. Explain the role of the mourning process in healthy development and the impact of more complicated mourning.
  10. Discuss how an inevitable price of participation in civilization is neurotic discontent.




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 the 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 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 has 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 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.

 If you have special needs or want information about our cancellation policy, please contact the Administrator.

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