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Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology (913)
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Courses

Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology (913)
Instructor: Dhipthi Brundage, MD

Description:   Psychoanalysis and Psychopharmacology is a twelve-week course. During this course we will learn about the following:

1) the influence psychoanalytic therapy and psychopharmacology have on each other,

2) technical questions that arise when considering integration of the two and

3) the complex interaction between psychoanalysis, psychopharmacology, and society.


Target Audience: This course is intended for clinicians who prescribe psychotropic medication and also provide psychotherapy. The course will be taught at an intermediate level. 

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


About the Instructor:   Dhipthi Brundage, M.D. is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in Durham. She is a Consulting Associate at Duke University in the Department of Psychiatry. Her clinical practice entails treating adults in an outpatient setting using psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and medications. Her educational role at Duke involves teaching and supervising psychiatry residents. At Duke, she created and directs the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Practicum where she supervises individual residents in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

WHERE:    via Zoom
WHEN:      Thursdays, February 17, 2022 to  May 12, 2022; no class on April 21, 2022
TIME:         noon-1 pm EST/EDT

Prerequisite: Students will need a basic exposure to and understanding of psychoanalytic theory and psychopharmacology, as well as their application to the treatment of patients. Applicants can meet this requirement through previous coursework, training, or supervision. Applicants who do not meet this requirement can register for the course with the permission of the instructor.

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

Continuing Education Credit: At the end of the course, participants must complete the Evaluation Form to receive continuing education credit. The instructor has signed the Financial Disclosure Form and has no commercial support that represents a conflict of interest.


Course Syllabusclick here

Registration and Tuition Deadline is February 10.  $25 Registration Fee is due at the time of application.
Tuition: $315
$235 for students matriculated in the PCC training programs 
$290 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.
Register Here


Class participants will be able to:


  1. Describe the evolution of thought regarding combined psychoanalytic treatment and psychopharmacology.
  1. Discuss the relevance of psychoanalytic concepts such as transference/countertransference, resistance, defense, unconscious fantasy, transitional objects, and attachment to treatment with psychopharmacology.
  1. Describe the impact, beneficial and problematic, of prescribing medications in the context of a psychoanalytic treatment.
  1. Describe psychoanalytic considerations to account for when prescribing medications.
  1. Discuss the psychoanalytic perspective of a medication management encounter by way of detailed process notes.
  1. Detail psychoanalytic interventions to address dynamic forces at play in a treatment that includes medications.
  1. Discuss reasons to choose split treatment.



CE-CME Information:

For additional information please contact the Administrator

Phone: 919-490-3212   Email: [email protected]

 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 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 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.

 Contact: [email protected]

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